Thursday 21 May 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jan Konrad and Robert C Springer in Saint Louis.
This Gun for Hire, directed by Frank Tuttle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Constantine the Great
- Saints Constantine and Helena
- Saint Mireille
- Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
- Dia de la Afrocolombianidad marks the abolition of slavery in Colombia.
- Navy Day (Dfa de las Glorias Navales) in Chile.
- Saint Goderik
- Jan Konrad
- Robert C Springer in Saint Louis: Missouri, USA; Colonel US Marine Corp/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38).
- Jan Konrads: Latvian swimming champ who along with his sister Ilsa are both award winners.
- Margaret Spevik: British homicide victim.
- David Hunt: Baron Hunt of Wirral English politician Secretary of State for Wales.
- Danny Ongais: American race car driver.
- Great-Britain convoy PQ16 departs to Russia
- WWII: Mexico declares war against Nazi Germany after the sinking of the Mexican tanker ''Faja de Oro'' by the German U-boat, U-160, off Key West.
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