Sunday 31 May 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Happy Hairston NBA star (Cincinnati and John Daniel.
Mrs. Miniver, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 31 May 1942 ?
- World No Tobacco Day.
- Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
- Saint Gislemerio
- Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
- Saint Petronella.
- the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- The Godiva procession.
- IT Day.
- Happy Hairston NBA star (Cincinnati: Detroit, Los Angeles).
- John Daniel: British Vice-Chancellor (Open University).
- Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury, England.
- 25th PGA Championship: Sam Snead wins at Seaview CC in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
- World War II: Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia.
- June 1 ampndash WWII: Attack on Sydney Harbour: Japanese submarines infiltrate Sydney Harbour in an attempt to attack Allied warships.
- WWII: Mexico declares war on Germany, Italy and Japan.
- The Grand Coulee Dam is finished on the Columbia River.
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