Thursday September 24, 1942

US date format: 9/24/1942, UK date format: 24/9/1942

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 24, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Gerry Marsden and Ilkka ''Danny'' Lipsanen. Flying Tigers, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 24, 1942?


  • Andrée Borrel and Lise de Baissac become the first female SOE agents to be parachuted into occupied France.

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Flying Tigers

Flying Tigers

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly

Country: United States of America

Girl Trouble

Girl Trouble

Directed by: Harold D. Schuster

Starring: Don Ameche, Joan Bennett, Billie Burke, Frank Craven

Secret Mission

Secret Mission

Directed by: Harold French

Starring: Hugh Williams, James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Roland Culver

West of the Law

West of the Law

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton, Evelyn Cook

Street of Chance

Street of Chance

Directed by: Jack Hively

Starring: Burgess Meredith, Claire Trevor, Louise Platt, Sheldon Leonard

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of September 24, 1942?
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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - There's a Star-Spangled Banner

Days to next September 24

If September 24, 1942 is your birthday you're 77 years, 10 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 12 days.

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