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Saturday 24 July 1943

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Henk Vos and Lyudmila Bragina. This Is the Army, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

This Is the Army

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

Country: United States

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Stormy Weather

Directed by: Andrew Stone

Starring: Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra

Country: United States

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The Falcon in Danger

Directed by: William Clemens

Starring: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Elaine Shepard

Country: United States

Batman

Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Starring: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish

Country: United States

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 July 1943 ?

Holidays:
  • Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
  • St. Ruffin
  • St. Wulfhad
  • St. David
  • St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Henk Vos: Chemical analyst / Dutch politician (PvdA) 2nd Chamber.
  • Lyudmila Bragina: USSR -- 1500m runner (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
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Facts:
  • RAF bombs Hamburg (20,000 dead)
  • World War II: Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, those of the Americans by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1943?

  • Life: Women pilots
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. Walter George -- July 19, 1943
  • Life: Roy Rogers and Trigger

Books

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

The Robe

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 ...

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The Valley of Decision

By: Marcia Davenport

Originally published in 1942, The Valley of Decision was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family—owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works—has since captured the imagination of generations of readers.

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So Little Time

By: John P. Marquand

Two complete novels in one book. Great read.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and ...

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