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Wednesday 22 July 1942

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Clark and Philippe Kourilsky. The Pride of the Yankees, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Movies

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

The Pride of the Yankees

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth

Country: United States

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The Magnificent Ambersons

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello

Country: United States

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Mrs. Miniver

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright

Country: United States

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Yankee Doodle Dandy

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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The Falcon Takes Over

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: George Sanders, Lynn Bari, James Gleason

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 July 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Swaziland - Birthday of former King Sobhuza II
  • Pi Approximation Day
  • St. Vandrille/Wandre Gisilus
  • St. Mineve
  • St. Joseph of Palestine (Count Joseph)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Clark: American TV executive, Vice-President of Program Development for Showtime Entertainment in 1979.
  • Philippe Kourilsky: French biologist, member of 'Académie des sciences' and Honorary Professor at 'Collège de France.
  • Michael Abney-Hastings: 14th Earl of Loudoun English-Australian politician (d. 2012).
  • Peter Habeler: Austrian mountaineer and skier.
  • Les Johns: Australian rugby player and coach.
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Facts:
  • 4th Russian Pantser army forms with 80 tanks
  • Gasoline rationing using coupons begins
  • Warsaw Ghetto Jews (300,000) are sent to Treblinka extermination Camp
  • The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
  • Holocaust: the systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto begins.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Woman in Short coat
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dmitri Shostakovich -- July 20, 1942
  • Life: Gunnery training

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

The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In the novel, Nobel Prize Winner, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most interesting rulers during a time of intense turbulence.

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And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

A lovely romance novel that's once a bestseller and was made into a movie (in 1944) and is praised for its aesthetic beauty for ages, is what's this novel And Now Tomorrow's short introduction.

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