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Monday 3 May 1943

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Costello and Jim Risch. The Ox-Bow Incident, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

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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Which were the important events of 3 May 1943 ?

  • Saint Apostle James the Lesser
  • Black Madonna of Cz?stochowa Queen and Protector of Poland (since April 1, 1656)
  • Antonia and Alexander (martyrs of 313)
  • Saint Emily Bicchiere (1238 - 1314
  • Saints Eventius and Alexander, Saint Theodulus (martyrs of 119)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Strike against obligatory labor camps ends, after 200 killed
  • US 1st armour division occupies Mateur Tunisia
  • US first armour division occupies Mateur Tunisia.

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

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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Mrs. Parkington

By: Louis Bromfield

Love Story

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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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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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