Sunday April 26, 1942

US date format: 4/26/1942, UK date format: 26/4/1942

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 26, 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 Claudine Auger and Bobby Rydell. In This Our Life, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
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Events

  • The Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
  • WWII: The Reichstag meets for the last time, dissolving itself and proclaiming Adolf Hitler the quotSupreme Judge of the German Peoplequot, granting him the power of life and death over every German citizen.

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In This Our Life

In This Our Life

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan

Country: United States of America

The Spoilers

The Spoilers

Directed by: Ray Enright

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Margaret Lindsay

Country: United States of America

The Corpse Vanishes

The Corpse Vanishes

Directed by: Wallace Fox

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Luana Walters, Tristram Coffin, Elizabeth Russell

The Mad Monster

The Mad Monster

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Johnny Downs, George Zucco, Anne Nagel, Glenn Strange

Moontide

Moontide

Directed by: Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang

Starring: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains

Days to next April 26

If April 26, 1942 is your birthday you're 78 years, 3 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 11 days.
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