Thursday 8 April 1943


It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Edge of Darkness, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

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

Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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The Falcon Strikes Back

The Falcon Strikes Back

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Tom Conway, Harriet Hilliard, Jane Randolph

Country: United States

Cabin in the Sky

Cabin in the Sky

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne

Country: United States

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The More the Merrier

The More the Merrier

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Hangmen Also Die!

Hangmen Also Die!

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 April 1943 ?

  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Bennett: American dancer and showman who began dancing at an early age.
  • Tony Banks: Baron Stratford Irish politician Minister for Sport and the Olympics (d. 2006).
  • Miller Farr: American football player.
  • Jack O'Halloran: American boxer and actor.
  • Carol Lavell: Fairfax, Vermont -- Equestrian dressage (1992, 96 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paul Colin: French painter, designer and poster artist.
  • Richard Sears: first to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at age 81.
  • Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma
  • Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya convicted of involvement with Mau Mau.
  • Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in four games.
  • U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sir Thomas Beecham -- Apr. 5, 1943
  • Life: Montgomery berets
  • Esquire


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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