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Tuesday 8 December 1942

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Woodsmall and Bob Love. Cat People, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Cat People

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith

Country: United States

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The Black Swan

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar

Country: United States

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Keeper of the Flame

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Country: United States

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You Were Never Lovelier

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1942 ?

  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Woodsmall: American astrologer, computer programmer and software designer who created the Pathfinder software and the Hunter Research engine for Edwin Steinbrecher's data collection.
  • Bob Love
  • Mario Savio: Activist.
  • Bobby Elliot: rock drummer (Hollies).
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  • 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB).

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

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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Drivin' Woman

By: Elizabeth Pickett

Literary Guild Book. Book in pretty good shape and dj torn on the back. Story about post civil war South.

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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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Windswept Mary

By: Ellen Chase


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