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Friday 20 August 1943

1943-08-20

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Watch on the Rhine, directed by Herman Shumlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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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 ?

Watch on the Rhine

Directed by: Herman Shumlin

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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The Seventh Victim

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks

Country: United States

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Phantom of the Opera

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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Heaven Can Wait

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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This Is the Army

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1943 ?

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:
  • Roger Gale: English journalist and politician.
  • Sylvester McCoy: Scottish actor of TV and film, equally as comfortable portraying dramatic roles as well as comedy.
  • Jiggs Whigham: American jazz musician, trombone and trombonium player, and music teacher.
  • Patrick Demarchelier: French fashion photographer, who has worked for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar magazines.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Japanese soldiers
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pope Pius XII -- Aug. 16, 1943
  • Life: Women steelworkers

Books

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

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

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

The story of a boy from a small New England town, aviator in World War I, then newspaper man, play doctor, movie script rewriter. The story of his married life, his work, his worries, his search for security, his attempt ...

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and ...

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