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Friday 23 October 1942

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 23, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Crichton and Anita Roddick. Went the Day Well?, directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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What the sky looked like on 23 October 1942

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Movies

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Went the Day Well?

Directed by: Alberto Cavalcanti

Starring: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Country: United States

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Springtime in the Rockies

Directed by: Irving Cummings

Starring: Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero

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George Washington Slept Here

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn, Percy Kilbride

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The Moon and Sixpence

Directed by: Albert Lewin

Starring: George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Doris Dudley, Eric Blore

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Bowery at Midnight

Directed by: Wallace Fox

Starring: Bela Lugosi, John Archer, Wanda McKay, Tom Neal

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • 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
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Facts:
  • 1st ships of invasion fleet to Morocco leave Norfolk
  • During WWII, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
  • German units go through Red October-factory in Stalingrad
  • World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein: : At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery begins a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt.
  • All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger (''Thanks for the Memory'', ''Love in Bloom'', ''Blue Hawaii'').

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 23, 1942 - Geocentric view

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