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Saturday 1 May 1943

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joy Harmon in Saint Louis and Claude Auclair. The Ox-Bow Incident, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while So Little Time by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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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

Directed by: Jean Renoir

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

Country: United States

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Five Graves to Cairo

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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Lady of Burlesque

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, Iris Adrian

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes in Washington

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Lord

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joy Harmon in Saint Louis: Missouri, USA; actress (Cool Hand Luke).
  • Claude Auclair: French cartoonist, a comics writer and illustrator.
  • Ian Dunn: British gay rights campaigner who lived and worked in Scotland.
  • Georges Pontier: French prelate, the Archbishop of Marseille since 2006 and president of the Bishops' Conference of France since 1 July 2013.
  • Vassal Gadoengin: Nauruan politician (Born 1943).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Johan Oscar Smith: Norweigian Christian leader and founder of Brunstad Christian Church (Born 1871).
Facts:
  • 1st edition of illegal The Free Artist appears in Amsterdam
  • Rauter signs unofficial death sentence
  • German Wehrmacht deployed in order to break Dutch strikes.
  • German plane sinks boat loaded with Palestinian Jews bound for Malta.
  • Food rationing begins in US.

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  • Esquire
  • Life: Junior Nurses aides
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John W. Bricker -- Apr. 26, 1943

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Books

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So Little Time

By: John P. Marquand

The story of a boy from a small New England town, aviator in World War I, then newspaper man, play doctor, movie script rewriter. The story of his married life, his work, his worries, his search for security, his attempt ...

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The Human Comedy

By: William Saroyan

Now the major motion picture Ithaca, directed by and starring Meg Ryan—with a cast that includes Sam Shepard, Hamish Linklater, Alex Neustaedter, Jack Quaid, and Tom HanksThe place is Ithaca, in California's San Joaquin Valley.

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Mrs. Parkington

By: Louis Bromfield

Love Story

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and ...

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