It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
- The Falcon's Brother
directed by Stanley Logan
starring: George Sanders, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph
- Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
directed by John Rawlins
starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers
- The Major and the Minor
directed by Billy Wilder
starring: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson
- Across the Pacific
directed by John Huston
starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet
- A Yank at Eton
directed by Norman Taurog
starring: Mickey Rooney, Edmund Gwenn, Ian Hunter
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Which were the important events of Saturday, 26 September 1942 ?
Famous People born
: German FR, long jumper / relayer (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
Kent McCord in Los Angeles
: California, USA; actor (Officer Jim Reed - Adam 12).
What news were making the headlines those days in September 1942 ?
TIME Magazine Cover: Field Marshal von Bock -- Sep. 21, 1942
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 1940, and wrote this moving story to fulfill a promise he made to God.
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 communityIn this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors.
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.
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 best-selling novel that was adapted into a film in 1944.
Proctor Electric Products Company (1942)
Lil Abner Al Capp Cream of Wheat Cereal (1942)
Burma-Vita Companys Burma-Shave Traveling men know ease and speed- Their shaving kits hold what they need (1942)
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