Thursday 23 July 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Myra Hindley and John de Hont.
The Pride of the Yankees, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 July 1942 ?
- Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
- St. Liborius
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
- Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
- Libya - Revolution Day
- Papua New Guinea - Remembrance Day
- Myra Hindley: British serial killer with her lover, Ian Brady.
- John de Hont: Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks).
- Sallyanne Atkinson: Australian journalist and politician Lord Mayor of Brisbane.
- Madeline Bell: American singer-songwriter (Blue Mink).
- Richard Dauch: American businessman co-founded American Axle (d. 2013).
- Dimitris Liantinis: Greek philosopher and author (d. 1998).
- German troops conquer Rostow
- Treblinka Concentration Camp destroyed
- World War II: Operation Edelweiss begins.
- The Holocaust: the Treblinka extermination camp is opened.
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