Thursday 29 October 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gérard Klein (actor) and Gottfried John.
The Palm Beach Story, directed by Preston Sturges, 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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- St. Terence of Metz
- Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
- Anglican Church - James Hannington
- St. Zenobius
- St. Theodore
- St. Bond
- Saint Colman of Kilmacduagh
- St. Maximillian
- St. Donatus of Corfu
- St. Anne
- St. Abraham of Rostov
- R.C. Saints - October 29th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem, Diwali in 1989.
- Douai Martyrs
- St. Elfleda
- St. Hyacinth
- St. Ida of Leeuw
- St. John of Autun
- Gérard Klein (actor)
- Gottfried John
- Francesca Vacca: Italian aristocracy, a missing person from her villa in Portofino in February 2001.
- Bob Ross: American artist and television host (d. 1995).
- Johan Fleming Ramsland: British broadcaster.
- Gérard Klein: French actor and radio presenter, awarded the ‘’7 d’Or’’ for his part in the series ‘’L’instit’’ (France2).
- Melora Harte: American voice actress and screenwriter.
- 7th day of battle at El Alamein: Montgomery assault
- 16,000 Jews killed in Pinsk, Russia.
- Alaska highway completed.
- Branch Rickey named president / general manager of Brooklyn Dodgers.
- Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews.
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