Friday 13 November 1942


It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). You Were Never Lovelier, directed by William A. Seiter, 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 ?

You Were Never Lovelier

You Were Never Lovelier

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 November 1942 ?

  • Roman festivals - Iovis epulum; feast of Feronia
  • R.C. Saints - Bricius of Tours; Mother Cabrini; Saint Homobonus
  • Also see November 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Beth Brickell in Camden: Arkansas, USA; actress (Gentle Ben).
  • Walter Forbes: American merchandise marketer investor and CEO in charge of CUC International, a company offering over 250,000 products and services.
  • John Hammond: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
See other famous people born on 13 November
Famous Deaths:
  • Chaotic sea battle of Friday the 13th at Guadalcanal
  • Minimum draft age in the USA lowered from 21 to 18.
  • World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal : U.S. and Japanese ships engage in an intense, close-quarters surface naval engagement during the Battle of Guadalcanal.
  • WWII:

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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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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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