Wednesday 11 November 1942


It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Gentleman Jim, directed by Raoul Walsh, 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 ?

Gentleman Jim

Gentleman Jim

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson

Country: United States

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Road to Morocco

Road to Morocco

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 November 1942 ?

  • Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
  • Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
  • Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
  • Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
  • Poland - Independence Day (1918)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jonathan Fenby: English journalist and businessman.
  • Roy Fredericks: Guyanese-American cricketer and politician (d. 2000).
  • Diane Wolkstein: Amerikan folklorist and author of children's books, served as New York City's official storyteller from 1968-1971.
  • William Matthews: American poet and teacher.
See other famous people born on 11 November
Famous Deaths:
  • Anton H Blaauw: Botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60.
  • Hector Abbas: Actor / director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58.
  • 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
  • During WWII Germany completes their occupation of France
  • Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
  • Lieutenant General Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
  • World War II: Nazi Germany completes its occupation of France.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. There Are Such Things - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (Vocal Frank Sinatra & Pied Pipers)

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sir Arthur Tedder -- Nov. 9, 1942
  • Life: Mountain infantry
  • Esquire


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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