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Thursday 20 August 1942

1942-08-20

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Talk of the Town, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Talk of the Town

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman

Country: United States

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Bambi

Directed by: James Algar

Starring: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey

Country: United States

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Wake Island

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey

Country: United States

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Holiday Inn

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds

Country: United States

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The Pride of the Yankees

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Fred Norman: American baseball player.
  • Hans-Joachim Klein: German FR, 100m swimmer (1964 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Isaac Hayes: American musician, a black singer and the composer of the theme song from the movie "Shaft.
  • Jacquelyn Mayer: American Beauty Queen who won the Miss America contest on 9/08/1962.
  • Gilbert Moses: American director, talented and versatile as an actor, playwright, documentary writer, guitar player and composer.
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Facts:
  • Dim-out regulations implemented in San Francisco, California.

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

  • Life: Guerilla training
  • Time: Navy Vice-Admiral Robert Ghormley
  • Life: General Chennault

Books

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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

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

DJ is rather worn to edges with tears and chips/holes and spine well faded/sunned. Content is lightly age toned with heavier toning to the rough cut page ends and endpapers.

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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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