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Saturday 3 October 1942

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alan Rachins . Flying Tigers, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Flying Tigers

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee

Country: United States

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The Falcon's Brother

Directed by: Stanley Logan

Starring: George Sanders, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

Directed by: John Rawlins

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers

Country: United States

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The Major and the Minor

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson

Country: United States

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Across the Pacific

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet

Country: United States

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  • FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization
  • Launch of 1st A-4 / V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)
  • New York Yanks Frank Crosetti shoves ump Bill Summers in World Series, he is fined $200 and suspended for 1st 30 days of 1943 season
  • Spaceflight: The first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemunde, Germany. It is the first man-made object to reach space.

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

Windswept Mary

By: Ellen Chase


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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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And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

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

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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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