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Sunday 11 January 1942

1942-01-11

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). A Date with the Falcon, directed by Irving Reis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel was one of the best selling books.
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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 ?

A Date with the Falcon

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, James Gleason

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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 11 January 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
  • Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
  • Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
  • Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
  • Nepal - Unity Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bud Acton: American basketball player.
  • Clarence Clemons: American saxophonist and actor (E Street Band) (d. 2011).
  • Leo Cullum: American soldier pilot and cartoonist (d. 2010).
  • George Mira: American football player.
  • Ira Vieth: German financial expert, professional astrologer and author, an active and certified member of ‘Deutscher Astrologenverband/ DAV from1980.
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Facts:
  • Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya.
  • -23 degrees F (-31 degrees C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record).
  • World War II: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Netherlands East Indies.
  • WWII:
  • Sikorsky R-4 first flies, in the United States it will become the first mass-produced helicopter.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. The Shrine of St. Cecelia - Andrews Sisters

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Nursing shortage
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Man of the Year -- Jan. 5, 1942
  • Esquire

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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