Sunday 24 May 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Fraser Stoddart and Sarah Dash in Trenton.
Yankee Doodle Dandy, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Fraser Stoddart
- Sarah Dash in Trenton: New Jersey, USAl rocker (LaBelle - "Lady Marmalade").
- Ichiro Ozawa: Japanese politician.
- Jean-Philippe Derenne: French pulmonologist, professor of medicine, specialist in viral infections and lung disease, and author of several gourmet cookbooks.
- Ali Bacher: South African cricketer and manager.
- Lázár Lovász: Hungarian hammer thrower.
- Hannu Mikkola: Finnish race car driver.
- Ichirō Ozawa: Japanese lawyer and politician Japanese Minister of Home Affairs.
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