Sunday 1 November 1942


It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Palm Beach Story, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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 ?

The Palm Beach Story

The Palm Beach Story

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor

Country: United States

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I Married a Witch

I Married a Witch

Directed by: Rene Clair

Starring: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley

Country: United States

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Now, Voyager

Now, Voyager

Directed by: Irving Rapper

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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For Me and My Gal

For Me and My Gal

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 November 1942 ?

  • Also see November 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • United States - Start of National Novel Writing Month
  • World Vegan Day
  • Mexico - The Day of the Dead
  • Ireland - Samhain the traditional first day of Winter
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Zaslow: American actor best known for his role as villain Roger Thorpe on CBS's "Guiding Light," a role he played from 1971 to 1980 and again from 1989 to 1997.
  • John M Spratt Jr: (Rep-D-South Carolina, 1983- ).
  • Marcia Wallace in Creston: Iowa, USA; actress (Carol - Bob Newhart Show).
  • Marcia Wallace: TV Actress.
  • Larry Flynt: American publisher and founder of a porno magazine, Hustler, in 1973.
See other famous people born on 01 November
Famous Deaths:
  • Hugo Distler: German organist composer and conductor (d. 1942).
  • 10th day of battle at El Alamein
  • Vice-admiral Cunningham becomes British commander-in-chief
  • John H Johnson publishes first issue of Negro Digest.
  • Matanikau Offensive begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 4.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1942 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Dearly Beloved - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
  2. When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World) - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel

The Song of Bernadette

By: Franz Werfel

This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in ...

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The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck

The Moon Is Down

By: John Steinbeck

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on ...

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Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck

Dragon Seed

By: Pearl S. Buck

To the Chinese the dragon is not an evil creature, but is a god and the friend of men who worship him. He "holds in his power prosperity and peace."

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And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field

And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

This early work by Rachel Field was originally published in 1942 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'And Now Tomorrow' is a bestselling novel that was adapted into a film in 1944.

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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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