Saturday 24 October 1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ruthann Aron and Frank Delaney.
I Married a Witch, directed by Rene Clair, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Frank Delaney: Irish novelist, journalist and broadcaster.
- Ruthann Aron: American politician.
- Stephen Bloom: English physician and academic.
- Maggie Blye: American actress.
- Ian Collins: Australian footballer and coach.
- Don Francis: American epidemiologist and virologist.
- Don Gant: American singer-songwriter and producer (The Neon Philharmonic) (d. 1987).
- Rafael Santiago: Puerto Rician politician 132nd Mayor of Ponce (d. 2004).
- Fernando Vallejo: Colombian biologist and author.
- 2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry
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