Friday 19 December 1941
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Maurice White in Memphis and Simona Marchini.
The Shanghai Gesture, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
while The Sun Is My Undoing by Marguerite Steen was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 19 December 1941 ?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Maurice White in Memphis: Tennessee, USA; rock vocalist (Earth, Wind and Fire - "Spirit").
- Simona Marchini: Italian actress and top comedienne whose debut in "People of the Night;" was a huge success.
- Maurice White: American musician, a singer, percussionist and sessions drummer with Motown and Chess labels.
- Lee Myung-bak: South Korean businessman and politician 10th President of South Korea.
- L M Dovator: Russian general, dies in battle.
- German submarine U-574 sinks
- Hitler takes complete command of German Army
- US Office of Censorship is created to control information pertaining to war.
- World War II: Limpet mines placed by Italian divers sink the HMS Valiant (1914) and HMS Queen Elizabeth (1913) in Alexandria harbour.
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