Friday 24 July 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Pride of the Yankees, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Have a look at the old newspapers from 24 July 1942 and get them!
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
Which were the important events of 24 July 1942 ?
- Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
- St. Ruffin
- St. Wulfhad
- St. David
- St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
- St. Lewine
- St. Kinga/Cunegundes
- St. Francis Solano
- St. Saint Christina the Astonishing
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 9 saints: St. Lupus
- Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Leo
- Vanuatu - Children's Day
- Ecuador - Sim=n Bolfvar Day
- Venezuela - the Libertador (Sim=n Bolfvar Day)
See other famous people born on 24 July
Heinz : German-English singer-songwriter and bass player (The Tornados) (d. 2000).
David Miner: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer.
Chris Sarandon: American actor.
Heinz Burt: Hargin, Germany -- Rock bassist (Tornados).
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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1942?
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dmitri Shostakovich -- July 20, 1942
- Life: Woman in Short coat
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
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 ...
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 ...
To the Chinese the dragon is not an evil creature, but is a god and the friend of men who worship him. He "holds in his power prosperity and peace."
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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