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
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 17, 1942?
- 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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