Friday 30 October 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sven-David Sandstrom and Sven-David Sandström.
The Palm Beach Story, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 30 October 1942 ?
- St. Marcel
- Bl. John Slade
- St. Theonestus
- St. Talacrian
- St. Herbert
- St. Serapion
- USA - Mischief Night in some areas (known as Devil's Night in Detroit)
- St. Macarius
- Also see October 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Zenobius & Zenobia
- St. Saturninus
- St. Dorothy of Montau
- St. Artemas
- St. Arilda
- St. Alfonso Rodrfguez
- Calendar of Saints - October 30th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Bl. Angelus of Acri
- St. Maximus
Famous Birthdays:30 October
- 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
- R.E. Griffith opens the Hotel Last Frontier on the Los Angeles Highway, Nevada. This is Las Vegas' first themed resort, with an Old West theme.
- Lt. Tony Fasson, Able Seaman Colin Grazier and canteen assistant Tommy Brown from HMS Petard board U-559, retrieving material which would lead to the decryption of the German Enigma code.
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