Friday 22 May 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Malika A Sabirova and Pallo Jordan.
Yankee Doodle Dandy, directed by Michael Curtiz, 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 Humilita
- Saint Rita of Cascia
- Victoria Day in Canada
- World Biodiversity Day.
- Republic of Yemen - National Day.
- National Heroes Day in Sri Lanka.
- National Maritime Day in the United States.()
- Saint Atto
- Saint Emile
- Saint Fulk
- Saint Lupus
- Saint Romanus
- Saint Julia
- Saint Renata of Bavaria
- Malika A Sabirova: Russian dancer.
- Pallo Jordan: South African African National Congress member/heads (Radio Freedom).
- Calvin Simon: American rock vocalist (Funkadelic - "One Nation Under a Groove").
- Ted Kaczynski American terrorist: known as the Unabomber.
- Ted Kaczynski: American terrorist, called the Unabomber.
- Georges Lepré: French sommelier, who was Head Sommelier and Maître d'Hôtel of the Grand Véfour (1966-1983), Director of the Crown Room (Pasadena, USA) (1983), Head Sommelier at the Ritz Hotel (1983-1993), Director of professional Studies at the Academy of Wine in Paris (1985-1993) and wine Manager at the Ritz International (1989-1993).
- Barbara Parkins: Vancouver, British Columbia -- Actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum)
- Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany and Japan
- World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.
- The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
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