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Sunday 31 May 1942

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Happy Hairston NBA star (Cincinnati and John Daniel. Mrs. Miniver, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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 31 May 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
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Facts:
  • Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury, England.
  • 25th PGA Championship: Sam Snead wins at Seaview CC in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  • World War II: Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia.
  • June 1 ampndash WWII: Attack on Sydney Harbour: Japanese submarines infiltrate Sydney Harbour in an attempt to attack Allied warships.
  • WWII: Mexico declares war on Germany, Italy and Japan.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Boy on tractor
  • Time: Yugoslavian partisan Draza Mihailovic (spelled Mihailovich on cover)
  • Life: Bombardier school

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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

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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