Thursday September 17, 1942

US date format: 9/17/1942, UK date format: 17/9/1942

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 17, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Desmond Lynam and Beverly Aadland. West of the Law, directed by Howard Bretherton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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West of the Law

West of the Law

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton, Evelyn Cook

Street of Chance

Street of Chance

Directed by: Jack Hively

Starring: Burgess Meredith, Claire Trevor, Louise Platt, Sheldon Leonard

The Falcon's Brother

The Falcon's Brother

Directed by: Stanley Logan

Starring: George Sanders, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Don Barclay

Country: United States of America

A Yank at Eton

A Yank at Eton

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Edmund Gwenn, Ian Hunter, Freddie Bartholomew

Country: United States of America

Overland Mail

Overland Mail

Directed by: Ford Beebe, John Rawlins

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Helen Parrish, Noah Beery Jr., Don Terry

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