It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in December 1943 ?
- A Guy Named Joe
directed by Victor Fleming
starring: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson
- The Song of Bernadette
directed by Henry King
starring: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe
- Destination Tokyo
directed by Delmer Daves
starring: Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale
- Madame Curie
directed by Mervyn LeRoy
starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers
- The Spider Woman
directed by Roy William Neill
starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard
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Which were the important events of Tuesday, 21 December 1943 ?
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- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1943 ?
TIME Magazine Cover: Greer Garson -- Dec. 20, 1943
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
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 against the vividly limned background of ancient Rome.
The Valley of Decision
by Marcia Davenport
On the eve of World War II writer Marcia Davenport, best known for her biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, spent several years in Pittsburgh, her imagination caught by the drama of American industry.
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 to adjust himself to changing times and environment.
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 people and incident.
Pullman Railroad Car Standing Still (1943)
Tampaxs Tampons War duties lead many women to use Tampax (1943)
Men Who Died...
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