Monday 24 August 1942US date format: 8/24/1942, UK date format: 24/8/1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 24, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joe Chambers and Patricia McBride.
The Glass Key, directed by Stuart Heisler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Patricia McBride: Dancer.
- Joe Chambers: Los Angeles, California -- Rock...
- Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck: Mathemetician / educator.
- Howard Jacobson: British novelist and newspaper...
- Max Cleland: American captain and politician 23rd...
- Peter Gummer: Baron Chadlington English businessman.
- Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands
- World War II: The Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Japanese aircraft carrier Ryujo is sunk and US carrier USS Enterprise heavily damaged.