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Tuesday 20 October 1942

1942-10-20

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Now, Voyager, directed by Irving Rapper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Now, Voyager

Directed by: Irving Rapper

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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For Me and My Gal

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams

Country: United States

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In Which We Serve

Directed by: Noel Coward

Starring: Noel Coward, John Mills, Derek Elphinstone

Country: United States

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The Glass Key

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • May Robson: Actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84.
Facts:
  • Durham Manifesto calls for fundamental changes in race relations
  • "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1942 ?

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Sandbagged Sphinx
  • Time: Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
  • Life: War work

Books

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

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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