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Thursday 1 January 1942, NewYear’s Day

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include George Couroupos and Gennadi Vassilyevich. They Died with Their Boots On, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Voice of America News

Starring: Carol Castiel

Country: United States

Championship Wrestling (1942 TV Series)

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Movies

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

They Died with Their Boots On

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley

Country: United States

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The Shanghai Gesture

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature

Country: United States

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Hellzapoppin'

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye

Country: United States

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The Wolf Man

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Facts:
  • US and 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis
  • The Declaration by the United Nations is signed by twenty-six nations.
  • Rose Bowl played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat-Oregon 20, Duke 16.
  • In Washington, D.C., representatives of 26 countries sign the Declaration of United Nations.
  • Japanese forces enter Manila in the Philippines.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: Aerial gunner
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General MacArthur -- Dec. 29, 1941

Books

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

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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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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And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

After going deaf from an attack of meningitis, Emily struggles to regain her hearing

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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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