Sunday 20 December 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 20, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Claude Trichet and Bob Hayes.
Commandos Strike at Dawn, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
- Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
- Jean-Claude Trichet: French civil servant who was the president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011.
- Bob Hayes: American pro football player and Olympic gold medallist in track and field (1972).
- Robert L Hayes in Jacksonville: Florida, USA; 100 metre/4x100 metre runner (Olympics-2 gold-1964).
- Rana Bhagwandas: Pakistani lawyer and judge Chief Justice of Pakistan (d. 2015).
- Michael Johnson: American sociologist.
- Jean Gilbert [Max Winterfield]: German composer, dies at 63.
- 1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta
- World War II: Bombing of Calcutta by the Japanese.