Monday 24 August 1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joe Chambers and Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck.
The Talk of the Town, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett 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 24 August 1942 ?
- 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
- Joe Chambers: Los Angeles, California -- Rock guitarist / vocalist (Chambers Brothers).
- Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck: Mathemetician / educator.
- Howard Jacobson: British novelist and newspaper columnist.
- Max Cleland: American captain and politician 23rd Secretary of State of Georgia.
- 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.
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