Thursday 20 August 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hans-Joachim Klein and Isaac Hayes.
The Talk of the Town, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 20 August 1942 ?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Hans-Joachim Klein: German FR, 100m swimmer (1964 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Isaac Hayes: American musician, a black singer and the composer of the theme song from the movie "Shaft.
- Jacquelyn Mayer: American Beauty Queen who won the Miss America contest on 9/08/1962.
- Gilbert Moses: American director, talented and versatile as an actor, playwright, documentary writer, guitar player and composer.
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- Fred Norman: American baseball player
- Dim-out regulations implemented in San Francisco, California.
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