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Monday 5 April 1943

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Louis Tauran and Skip Thoren. Edge of Darkness, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while The Human Comedy by William Saroyan was one of the best selling books.
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Edge of Darkness

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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Cabin in the Sky

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne

Country: United States

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The More the Merrier

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Hangmen Also Die!

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

Country: United States

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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 5 April 1943 ?

  • Saint Geeraard
  • The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
  • Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer
  • Arbor Day in South Korea
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean-Louis Tauran: French ecclesiastic, a Roman Catholic Cardinal named in June 2007 as the Vatican's new coordinator of interreligious dialogue effective September 1, 2007.
  • Skip Thoren
  • Max Gail in Detroit: Michigan, USA; actor (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab, Normal People).
  • Max Gail: American actor and director.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Allies bomb Mortsel
  • Japanese troops conquer Indin
  • Poon Lim found after being adrift 133 days.
  • World War II: American bomber aircraft accidentally cause more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel. The target is the Erla factory one kilometer from the residential area hit.

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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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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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Mrs. Parkington

By: Louis Bromfield

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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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