Wednesday 20 May 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hubert Haenel and David Proval.
This Gun for Hire, directed by Frank Tuttle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- Hubert Haenel
- David Proval
- Jill Jackson: American singer (Paul & Paula).
- Jill "Paula" Jackson in McCamey: Texas, USA; singer (Paul and Paula - "Hey Paula").
- Raymond Chrétien: Canadian lawyer and diplomat Canadian Ambassador to the United States.
- Lynn Davies: Welsh sprinter and long jumper.
- Carlos Hathcock: American sergeant and sniper (d. 1999).
- Simon Keswick: British financier / Merchant (Hong Kong).
- Paula [Jill Jackson]: Texas, United States -- Singer (Hey Paula).
- US Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve
- US Navy first permits black recruits to serve.
- The first African-American seamen are taken into the United States Navy.
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