Sunday 1 August 1943


It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). This Is the Army, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

This Is the Army

This Is the Army

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

Country: United States

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Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Directed by: Andrew Stone

Starring: Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra

Country: United States

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The Falcon in Danger

The Falcon in Danger

Directed by: William Clemens

Starring: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Elaine Shepard

Country: United States



Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Starring: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish

Country: United States

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 August 1943 ?

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
  • Switzerland - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Geoff Britton: British pro drummer who has been a member of the following bands, "Earthband," "Gun," "East of Eden," "Wild Angels Wings," "Rough Diamond," "Raphael Ravenscroft" and "Key.
  • Jean-Pierre Divoire: French serial rapist, called the Landru of sex.
  • Dennis Paxton: Rocker (Dave Clark Five-Glad All Over).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lydia Litvyak: Soviet pilot, one of only two female flying aces (d. 1943).
  • Ismar Elbogen: German / US learned / rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68.
  • Japan declares Burma Independence under U Ba Maw
  • Sunderland seaplanes sink U-454 and U-383
  • Race riot in Harlem, New York City.
  • 164 American B-24 bombers attack Ploesti, Romania. Due to several factors, some planes take a wrong course, alerting defences. 41 planes are lost during the attack, two collide on the return trip, eight land in Turkey, 23 land at Allied bases in the Mediterranean, and 90 return to Benghazi, many too damaged to fly again. Three hundred American airmen are killed during the operation.
  • Operation Tidal Wave: 177 B-24 Liberator bombers from the U.S. Army Air Force bomb oil refineries at Ploieşti, Romania.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1943?

  • Vogue
  • Esquire
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General George Patton -- July 26, 1943
  • Life: Bomber squadron


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

A Roman soldier, Marcellus, wins Christ's robe as a gambling prize. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene's robe-a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity and is set ...

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The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport

The Valley of Decision

By: Marcia Davenport

Originally published in 1942, The Valley of Decision was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family—owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works—has since captured the imagination of generations of readers.

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So Little Time by John P. Marquand

So Little Time

By: John P. Marquand

The author writes of Jeffrey Wilson, a successful writer when World War breaks out.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny-candy connoisseur, and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colorful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother, and an aunt who gives her love too ...

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