Tuesday May 26, 1942

US date format: 5/26/1942, UK date format: 26/5/1942

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Levon Helm and Ganapathi Sachchidananda. They All Kissed the Bride, directed by Alexander Hall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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Events

  • Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
  • Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps versus British army.
  • World War II: The Battle of Bir Hakeim takes place.

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They All Kissed the Bride

They All Kissed the Bride

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Starring: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Roland Young, Billie Burke

Mrs. Miniver

Mrs. Miniver

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty

Country: United States of America

Tarzan's New York Adventure

Tarzan's New York Adventure

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Virginia Grey

Country: United States of America

In Old California

In Old California

Directed by: William C. McGann

Starring: John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, Albert Dekker, Helen Parrish

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Country: United States of America

Days to next May 26

If May 26, 1942 is your birthday you're 78 years, 2 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 20 days.
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