Thursday 27 August 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
A Yank at Eton, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the important events of 27 August 1942 ?
- Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
- Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
- RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
See other famous people born on 27 August
Daryl Dragon in Pasadena: California, USA; keyboardist (Captain and Tennille).
Daryl Dragon: American musician and noted family, the son of famed conductor Carmen Dragon.
Brian Peckford: Canadian educator and politician 3rd Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1942?
- Life: Fatigue hats
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jawaharlal Nehru -- Aug. 24, 1942
- Life: Guerilla training
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 ...
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.
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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