Wednesday 30 December 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Nesmith in Houston and Fred Ward in San Diego.
Commandos Strike at Dawn, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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- The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
- Philippines - Rizal Day
- Michael Nesmith in Houston: Texas, USA; rocker/actor (Monkees - "Last Train to Clarksville").
- Fred Ward in San Diego: California, USA; actor (Chain Reaction, Thunderheart, Equinox).
- Michael Nesmith: American musician, a member of the music group "The Monkees.
- Robert Quine: American musician, an influential punk guitarist during the late 20th century despite technically having only two albums to his credit.
- Fred Ward: American actor who, prior to going into little theater, was a member of the U.S.
- Betty Aberlin: American actress and poet
- Vladimir Bukovsky: Russian author and dissident
- Guy Edwards: English race car driver
- Janko Prunk: Slovenian historian academic and politician
- Toomas Savi: Estonian physician and politician
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