Thursday 26 August 1943
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ulf Sundelin and Dori Caymmi.
Sahara, directed by Zoltan Korda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Ulf Sundelin: Sweden -- Yachtsmen (1968 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Dori Caymmi: Brazilian singer, guitarist, songwriter, arranger, and producer who is a two-time Grammy Award winner (Best Latin Song and Best Latin Samba Recording).
- WWII: Lord Louis Mountbatten is named Supreme Allied Commander for Southeast Asia.