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Wednesday 30 December 1942

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Nesmith in Houston and Fred Ward in San Diego. Commandos Strike at Dawn, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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Commandos Strike at Dawn

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States

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Random Harvest

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn

Country: United States

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Cat People

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith

Country: United States

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The Black Swan

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Nesmith in Houston: Texas, USA; rocker/actor (Monkees - "Last Train to Clarksville").
  • Fred Ward in San Diego: California, USA; actor (Chain Reaction, Thunderheart, Equinox).
  • Michael Nesmith: American musician, a member of the music group "The Monkees.
  • Robert Quine: American musician, an influential punk guitarist during the late 20th century despite technically having only two albums to his credit.
  • Fred Ward: American actor who, prior to going into little theater, was a member of the U.S.
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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Raphaels Madonna
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General McNair -- Dec. 28, 1942
  • Life: Wartime wife

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Books

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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

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.

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And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

A lovely romance novel that's once a bestseller and was made into a movie (in 1944) and is praised for its aesthetic beauty for ages, is what's this novel And Now Tomorrow's short introduction.

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