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Friday 2 January 1942

1942-01-02

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Man Who Came to Dinner, directed by William Keighley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley

Country: United States

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They Died with Their Boots On

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Shanghai Gesture

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature

Country: United States

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Hellzapoppin'

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye

Country: United States

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Johnny Eager

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Voice of America News

Starring: Carol Castiel

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 January 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jakob Bösch: Swiss author and retired psychiatrist, involved in investigating spiritual healing.
  • Thomas Hammarberg: Swedish lawyer and diplomat.
  • Dennis Hastert: American educator and politician 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
  • Ray Moore: English radio host (d. 1989).
  • Hugh Shelton: 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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Facts:
  • 28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace
  • The 28 nations at war with the Axis pledge no separate peace.
  • Japanese troops occupy Manila, Philippines.
  • German troops in Bardia surrender.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicts 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history--the Duquesne Spy Ring

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Music Charts

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

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1942?

  • Esquire
  • Life: Aerial gunner
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General MacArthur -- Dec. 29, 1941

Books

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

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

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

DJ is rather worn to edges with tears and chips/holes and spine well faded/sunned. Content is lightly age toned with heavier toning to the rough cut page ends and endpapers.

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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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