Wednesday 24 November 1943
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robin Williamson and Dave Bing.
The Spider Woman, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Voice of Firestone Televues.
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- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
- Robin Williamson: Scottish musician who formed the psychedelic rock group, "The Incredible String Band," along with Mike Heron in 1965, Glasgow, Scotland.
- Dave Bing: American basketball player and politician 70th Mayor of Detroit.
- Joel Robert
- Richard Tee: American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Stuff) (d. 1993).
- World War II: The USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men.
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