Sunday 20 December 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert L Hayes in Jacksonville and Bob Hayes.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 December 1942 ?
- 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.
- Robert L Hayes in Jacksonville: Florida, USA; 100 metre/4x100 metre runner (Olympics-2 gold-1964).
- Bob Hayes: American pro football player and Olympic gold medallist in track and field (1972).
- Jean-Claude Trichet: French civil servant who was the president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011.
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1942 ?
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- Moonlight Becomes You - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
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