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Saturday 10 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 Jérôme Bellay and Alain-Dominique Perrin. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

In Which We Serve

Directed by: Noel Coward

Starring: Noel Coward, John Mills, Derek Elphinstone

Country: United States

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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams

Country: United States

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The Glass Key

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 October 1942 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Jérôme Bellay: French journalist, press baron and director of Europe 1 radio station.
  • Alain-Dominique Perrin: French businessman and art collector.
  • William Farley: American executive and CEO of Fruit of the Loom, an apparel company, specializing in undergarments.
  • William Pettet: Whittier artists.
  • Radu Vasile: Romanian historian and politician 57th Prime Minister of Romania (d. 2013).
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Famous Deaths:
  • 1,300 Austrian Jews transported to Theresienstadt
  • The Soviet Union establishes diplomatic relations with Australia.

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

And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

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

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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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Windswept Mary

By: Ellen Chase


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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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