Saturday 31 October 1942, Halloween
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Ogden Stiers and Ben M J Hennekam.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 October 1942 ?
- October 31st is Nevada Day
- Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
- Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
- Cornwall - Allantide
- October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
- St. Wolfgang
- St Urban
- St. Quentin
- St. Notburga
- St. Bega
- Paganism and Celts - Samhain
- St. Arnulf
- Also see October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - October 31 is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Antoninus
- David Ogden Stiers
- Ben M J Hennekam: Dutch MP (CDA).
- David Ogden Stiers in Peoria: Illinois, USA; actor (Charles Emerson Winchester - M*A*S*H, Doc).
- Jean-Pierre Naudin: French student, who joined the Organisation de l'armée secrète (OAS) ["Organisation of the Secret Army"], a short-lived French dissident far-right paramilitary organisation during the Algerian War (1954–62).
- Ron Testa: American photographer and teacher, head photographer at the Field Museum in Chicago from 1975.
- Eduardo Castrillo: Filipino sculptor and jewelry designer.
- Dave McNally: American baseball player (Born 1942).
- David Stiers: American actor and singer.
- 94 U-boats sunk this month (619,000 ton)
- 9th day in battle at El Alamein
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1942 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - Dearly Beloved
- When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World) - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
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