Thursday 23 April 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Edmond Baudoin and Sandra Dee.
Saboteur, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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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- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Edmond Baudoin: French artist, illustrator, and writer of sequential art and graphic novels.
- Sandra Dee: American actress and teenage film idol of the late 50s and early 60s.
- Christian Frémont: French official, the chief of staff for Nicolas Sarkozy.
- Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear: President of Argentina (1922-28), dies at age 73.
- 4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins
- William Temple enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.
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