October 23, 1942: Day of the Week
October 23, 1942 was the 296th day of the year 1942 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 69 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
A person born on this day will be 76 years old today. If that same person saved a Cent every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $252.56 today.
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Here’s the October 1942 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1942 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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Horse is the mythical animal and Water is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
October 23, 1942 Historical Event(s)
- 1942All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”, “Love in Bloom”, “Blue Hawaii”).
- 1942World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein: – At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery begins a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt.
- 1942World War II: The Battle for Henderson Field begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on October 26.
Who were born on October 23, 1942?
- 1942Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop (d. 2007)
- 1942Bernd Erdmann, German football player and manager
- 1942Michael Crichton, American writer (d. 2008)
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