Thursday 31 December 1942, NewYear’s Eve
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Taufiq Kiemas and Andy Summers.
Commandos Strike at Dawn, directed by John Farrow, 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 ?
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
Which were the important events of 31 December 1942 ?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
See other famous people born on 31 December
Taufiq Kiemas: Indonesian politician 5th First Gentleman of Indonesia (d. 2013).
Andy Summers: English guitarist songwriter and producer (The Police and Zoot Money's Big Roll Band).
- 60 U-boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)
- Battle in Barents Sea.
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1942?
- Life: Raphaels Madonna
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General McNair -- Dec. 28, 1942
- Life: Wartime wife
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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.
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.
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
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