Friday 28 August 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include José Eduardo dos Santos and John Carlisle.
Across the Pacific, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 28 August 1942 ?
- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- José Eduardo dos Santos
- John Carlisle
- Sterling Morrison: American singer and guitarist (The Velvet Underground) (d. 1995).
- Wendy Davies: Welsh historian and academic.
- Jorge Urosa: Venezuelan cardinal.
- 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)
- Gunther Hagg (Sweden) sets world record for 3,000m (8:01.2).
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