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Sunday 11 January 1942

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charles Acton and Ira Vieth. A Date with the Falcon, directed by Irving Reis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Voice of America News

Starring: Carol Castiel

Country: United States

Championship Wrestling (1942 TV Series)

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Date with the Falcon

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, James Gleason

Country: United States

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They Died with Their Boots On

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley

Country: United States

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The Shanghai Gesture

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature

Country: United States

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Hellzapoppin'

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 January 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
  • Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
  • Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
  • Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
  • Nepal - Unity Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Charles Acton: American athlete, played pro basketball for one season in 1967.
  • Ira Vieth: German financial expert, professional astrologer and author, an active and certified member of ‘Deutscher Astrologenverband/ DAV from1980.
  • Bud Acton: American basketball player.
  • Clarence Clemons: American saxophonist and actor (E Street Band) (d. 2011).
  • Leo Cullum: American soldier pilot and cartoonist (d. 2010).
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Facts:
  • Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya.
  • -23 degrees F (-31 degrees C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record).
  • World War II: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Netherlands East Indies.
  • WWII:
  • Sikorsky R-4 first flies, in the United States it will become the first mass-produced helicopter.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1942 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. The Shrine of St. Cecelia - Andrews Sisters

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1942?

  • Life: Nursing shortage
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Man of the Year -- Jan. 5, 1942
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Books

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

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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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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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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