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Friday 17 October 1941

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alan Howard and James Seals in Sidney. The Gay Falcon, directed by Irving Reis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

The Gay Falcon

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Allen Jenkins

Country: United States

Dumbo

Directed by: Sam Armstrong

Starring: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, James Baskett

Country: United States

The Devil and Daniel Webster

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell

Country: United States

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The Maltese Falcon

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George

Country: United States

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You'll Never Get Rich

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1941 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alan Howard: Rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes).
  • James Seals in Sidney: Texas, USA; singer (Seals and Crofts - "Summer Breeze").
  • Earl Conley: American country-western singer, songwriter and philosopher.
  • Henri Hurand: French executive involved in the Furiani-Bastia case.
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Facts:
  • 1st US destroyer (Kearney) torpedoed in WWII, off Iceland
  • For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacks an American ship.
  • German troops execute the male population of the villages Kerdyllia in Serres, Greece.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1941?

  • Life: Turner and Gable
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Marshal Budenny -- Oct. 13, 1941
  • Life: Farmers daughter

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Keys of the Kingdom

By: A. J. Cronin

A Scottish priest on a mission in China, is torn between practical values and doctrines of the Catholic Church.

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Random Harvest

By: James Hilton

Random Harvest is a novel written by James Hilton, first published in 1941. The novel was immensely popular, placing second on The New York Times list of bestselling novels for the year.The

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This Above All

By: Eric Knight

Old rare book

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The Sun Is My Undoing

By: Marguerite Steen

This novel deals with early slave trade and shipping between England and the Ivory coast in Africa. There are love stories between the charactors and one that is interracial.

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Videogames

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