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
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • William Temple enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Movies

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In This Our Life

In This Our Life

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan

Country: United States of America

The Spoilers

The Spoilers

Directed by: Ray Enright

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Margaret Lindsay

Country: United States of America

The Corpse Vanishes

The Corpse Vanishes

Directed by: Wallace Fox

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Luana Walters, Tristram Coffin, Elizabeth Russell

The Mad Monster

The Mad Monster

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Johnny Downs, George Zucco, Anne Nagel, Glenn Strange

Moontide

Moontide

Directed by: Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang

Starring: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains

Days to next April 23

If April 23, 1942 is your birthday you're 78 years, 3 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 11 days.
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