Monday 31 May 1943


It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Bataan, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

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Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Robert Taylor, George Murphy, Lloyd Nolan

Country: United States

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Action in the North Atlantic

Action in the North Atlantic

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale

Country: United States

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The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes

Country: United States

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This Land Is Mine

This Land Is Mine

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Five Graves to Cairo

Five Graves to Cairo

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1943 ?

  • 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.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sharon Gless in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (Chris Cagney - Cagney and Lacey).
  • Marie Bonal: .
  • Earl of: Macclesfield.
  • Joe Namath: American football star who took the New York Jets to a winning season at the Super Bowl III.
  • Sharon Gless: American actress whose greatest fame was as a detective in "Cagney and Lacey," from 1982, playing one of two female cops along with her partner Tyne Daly.
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  • Archie comic strip 1st broadcast on radio
  • Cards Mort Cooper pitches 1st of back-to-back one-hitters
  • "Archie" comic strip first broadcast on radio.
  • Japanese forces are driven from Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
  • Zoot Suit Riots begin

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1943?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Crown Prince Adolf -- May 31, 1943
  • Life: King Ibn Saud
  • Esquire


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

A Roman soldier, Marcellus, wins Christ's robe as a gambling prize. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene's robe-a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity and is set ...

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The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport

The Valley of Decision

By: Marcia Davenport

Originally published in 1942, The Valley of Decision was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family—owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works—has since captured the imagination of generations of readers.

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So Little Time by John P. Marquand

So Little Time

By: John P. Marquand

The author writes of Jeffrey Wilson, a successful writer when World War breaks out.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and ...

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