Wednesday 17 February 1943


It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Journey Into Fear, directed by Norman Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Journey Into Fear

Journey Into Fear

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio

Country: United States

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Saludos Amigos

Saludos Amigos

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson

Starring: Fred Shields, Jos Oliveira, Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Air Force

Air Force

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1943 ?

  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lawrence Berjoan: French member of the National Skating team.
  • Barbara Anderson: American housewife and political activist, the head of a popular anti-tax group called Citizens for Limited Taxation.
  • Joe Medjuck: Canadian actor and producer.
  • Costas Azariadis: Greek macroeconomist.
  • Gérard Rinaldi: French singer and actor, he was first of all the voice and the soul of the "Charlots" band.
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Famous Deaths:
  • General Major Bradley flies to Washington DC
  • New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio, enlists into the US army
  • Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in February 1943?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Osami Nagano -- Feb. 15, 1943
  • Life: Princess Elizabeth
  • 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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