Thursday April 23, 1942
US date format: 4/23/1942, UK date format: 23/4/1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 23, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Véronique Poivre d'Arvor and Sandra Dee.
In This Our Life, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 23, 1942?
- 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).
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- William Temple enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear: President of Argentina (1922-28), dies...