Saturday 28 March 1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Samuel Ramey in Colby and Ava Astaire.
Jungle Book, directed by Zoltan Korda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Sixtus III
- Slovakia, Czech Republic - Teachers' Day.
- Saint Castor
- Saint Gontram (died 592)
- Saint Malchus
- Saint Priscus
- Samuel Ramey in Colby: Kansas, USA; bass (La Scala).
- Ava Astaire: American noted family, the daughter of Fred Astaire and his wife, Phyllis Livingston Potter, their second child.
- Neil Kinnock: Welsh politician and leader of the Labour Party in Great Britain October 1983.
- Jerry Sloan: American basketball player and head coach.
- Michel Bissonnet: Canadian lawyer and politician.
- Daniel Dennett: American philosopher and academic
- Kitanofuji Katsuaki: Japanese sumo wrestler, the 52nd Yokozuna
- Mike Newell: English director and producer
- Samuel Ramey: American opera singer
- Conrad Schumann: East German border guard (d. 1998)
- British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St. Nazaire
- Raid on lock / dock St. Nazaire
- World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
- April ndash Holocaust: the Nazi German extermination camp Sobibor opens in occupied Poland on the outskirts of the town of Sobibór. Between April 1942 and October 1943, at least 160,000 people are killed in the camp.
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