Thursday 17 September 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Beverly Aadland and Desmond Lynam.
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror, directed by John Rawlins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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- 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)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Beverly Aadland: Hollywood, California -- Errol Flynns last girlfriend.
- Desmond Lynam: British sportscaster.
- Doris Brown-Heritage: United States -- 800m track star (1968 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Andre Verlaque: French homicide.
- Robert Graysmith: American author and illustrator.
- Des Lynam: Irish-English journalist and author
- Lupe Ontiveros: American actress and producer (d. 2012)
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