Friday 15 January 1943


It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Tarzan Triumphs, directed by William Thiele, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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 ?

Tarzan Triumphs

Tarzan Triumphs

Directed by: William Thiele

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Frances Gifford, Johnny Sheffield

Country: United States

Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a Doubt

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey

Country: United States

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Commandos Strike at Dawn

Commandos Strike at Dawn

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States

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Random Harvest

Random Harvest

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 January 1943 ?

  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
  • Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Margaret Beckett: English metallurgist and politician Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
  • Stuart Eizenstat: American lawyer and diplomat United States Ambassador to the European Union.
  • Mike Marshall: Major League Baseball pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award).
  • Stuart E Eizenstat: adviser to American Presidents Carter and Clinton.
  • Ashraf Aman: first Pakistani to reach the summit of K2.
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  • 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
  • World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
  • The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 1,000 workers complete the air conditioning system for the Pentagon.

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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 1943?

  • Life: Kids uniforms
  • Time: Former Supreme Court judge James F. Byrnes, now appointed Director of Economic Stabilization
  • 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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