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Saturday 2 August 1941

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Homer Banks and Fabio Testi. Hold That Ghost, directed by Arthur Lubin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941 while Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Roberts was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes

Country: United States

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Hold That Ghost

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson

Country: United States

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The Shepherd of the Hills

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Betty Field, Harry Carey

Country: United States

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Sergeant York

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie

Country: United States

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The Big Store

Directed by: Charles Riesner

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 August 1941 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Homer Banks: US singer / songwriter (Be What You Are).
  • Fabio Testi: Italian film actor, notable as the star of, among many other films, First Action Hero.
  • Fran├žois Weyergans: Belgian writer and director.
  • Doris Coley: American singer (The Shirelles) (d. 2000).
  • Jules Hoffmann: Luxembourgian-French biologist and academic Nobel Prize laureate.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • German 11st Army surrounds 20 Russian divisions at Oeman
  • Hungarian Ruthenia, expels Jews
  • Jews are expelled from Hungarian Ruthenia.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1941?

  • Esquire
  • Life: The circus
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sir Charles Portal -- July 28, 1941

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Books

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

Oliver Wiswell

By: Kenneth Roberts

In this novel, Kenneth Roberts portrays a very different side to the story of the American Revolution, that of the loyalists (those colonists who supported the British monarchy).

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The Sun Is My Undoing

By: Marguerite Steen

This novel deals with early slave trade and shipping between England and the Ivory coast in Africa. There are love stories between the charactors and one that is interracial.

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Random Harvest

By: James Hilton

Random Harvest is a novel written by James Hilton, first published in 1941. The novel was immensely popular, placing second on The New York Times list of bestselling novels for the year.The

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This Above All

By: Eric Knight

WRITTEN BY ERIC KNIGHT

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