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Sunday 23 August 1942

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 23, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patricia McBride and Nancy Richey. Orchestra Wives, directed by Archie Mayo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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What the sky looked like on 23 August 1942

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Movies

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Orchestra Wives

Directed by: Archie Mayo

Starring: George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Glenn Miller, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra

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Counter-Espionage

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Warren William, Eric Blore, Hillary Brooke, Thurston Hall

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The Palm Beach Story

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

Country: United States

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Somewhere I'll Find You

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

Starring: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Robert Sterling, Patricia Dane

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The Talk of the Town

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
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Facts:
  • 1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal
  • Battle of Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffers bomb Stalingrad (40,000 die)
  • British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo
  • Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY - Washington game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief
  • World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 23, 1942 - Geocentric view

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