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Thursday 8 October 1942

US date format: 10/8/1942, UK date format: 8/10/1942

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 8, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Francis Joseph Christian and Joy Behar. Now, Voyager, directed by Irving Rapper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Now, Voyager

Directed by: Irving Rapper

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

Country: United States of America

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For Me and My Gal

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly, Mártha Eggerth

Country: United States of America

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The Mummy's Tomb

Directed by: Harold Young

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Dick Foran, John Hubbard, Elyse Knox

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Eyes in the Night

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Donna Reed, Stephen McNally

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Flying Tigers

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1942 ?

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
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Famous Deaths:
  • Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)

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