Friday 21 August 1942US date format: 8/21/1942, UK date format: 21/8/1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Isaac Hayes and georges Corbel.
Orchestra Wives, directed by Archie Mayo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Which were the important events of 21 August 1942 ?
- Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
- Orthodox - Thaddaeus
- RC saints - Pope Pius X
- Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
- Kiyoano Ichiki: Japanese Colonel (WWII).
- Alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus
- World War II: the Guadalcanal campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.