Thursday 23 October 1941
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Paul Demure and Joseph DiMaggio.
How Green Was My Valley, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
while The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
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- Chemistry: Mole Day
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
- Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
- Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
- French Republican Calendar - CTleri (Celery) Day, second day in the Month of Brumaire
- Jean-Paul Demure: French writer, a novelist and screenwriter specializing in crime fiction.
- Joseph DiMaggio: American noted family member, his parents are renowned baseball player Joe DiMaggio and his first wife, actress Dorothy Arnold.
- Mel Winkler: American actor.
- Igor Smirnov: Moldovan engineer and politician 1st President of Transnistria.
- World War II: Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov takes command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.
- RKO Radio Pictures releases Disney's animated feature film Dumbo to theaters in the USA.
- Walt Disney's animated film ''Dumbo'' is released.
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