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Wednesday 24 June 1942

1942-06-24

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Mrs. Miniver, directed by William Wyler, 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 months ?

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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This Gun for Hire

Directed by: Frank Tuttle

Starring: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston

Country: United States

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In This Our Life

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Voice of America News

Starring: Carol Castiel

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dustin Gee: British TV personality and comedian who was also noted for partnering with Les Dennis.
  • Gerhart Roth: Writer.
  • Alain Marquet: French jazz clarinet and saxophone player.
  • Arthur Brown: English singer (Kingdom Come and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown).
  • Eduardo Ruiz-Tagle: Chilean engineer and politician 32nd President of Chile.
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Facts:
  • Africa Corps occupy Egypt
  • Admiral Ernest King orders Tulagi (Solomon Island) reconquered

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Merry Macs - Jingle, Jangle, Jingle

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Warstamp bouquets bride
  • Time: Army Air Force General Henry 'Hap' Arnold.
  • Life: General Stilwell

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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