Friday 20 February 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Peter Strauss and Charlie Gillett in Lancashire.
Roxie Hart, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 20 February 1942 ?
- Peter Strauss: Croton-on-Hudson, New York -- Actor (Rich Man Poor Man).
- Charlie Gillett in Lancashire: England; rock broadcaster (Sound of the City).
- Mitch McConnell American politician (Senator-Republican-Kentucky: 1985-).
- Gérard Carreyrou: French journalist and press officer.
- Phil Esposito: Canadian hockey player with the NHL.
- Claude Miller: French film director, producer and screenwriter.
- Mitch McConnell: American soldier lawyer and politician
- Guido Gasperini: Composer, dies at 76.
- Lieutenant E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down five Japanese heavy bombers.
- Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first U.S. Navy WWII flying ace.
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