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Wednesday 9 December 1942

1942-12-09

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Cat People, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Movies

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

Cat People

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith

Country: United States

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The Black Swan

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar

Country: United States

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Keeper of the Flame

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf

Country: United States

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Casablanca

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Country: United States

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You Were Never Lovelier

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 December 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Anti-Corruption Day [1]
  • Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
  • Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
  • Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
  • Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joe McGinniss: American writer, journalist and novelist who began as a sports writer (his lifelong addiction), moving into free-lance magazine work.
  • Joe McGinniss in Rye: New York, USA; author (Selling of the President 1968).
  • Dick Butkus in Chicago: Illinois, USA; NFL hall of fame linebacker (Chicago Bears)/sportscaster.
  • Billy Bremner: Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1997).
  • Germain Gagnon: Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014).
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Marine ace
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Admiral Ernest J. King -- Dec. 7, 1942
  • Esquire

Books

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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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