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Wednesday 23 December 1942

1942-12-23

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Commandos Strike at Dawn, directed by John Farrow, 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 in the last 30 days ?

Commandos Strike at Dawn

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States

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Random Harvest

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn

Country: United States

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Cat People

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith

Country: United States

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The Black Swan

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 December 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Allies air attack on Den Helder

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Moonlight Becomes You - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Wartime wife
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Katharine Cornell, Judith Anderson & Ruth Gordon -- Dec. 21, 1942
  • Life: Coast Guard skipper

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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