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Monday 11 May 1942

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rachel Billington and Terry McGovern in Berkley. This Gun for Hire, directed by Frank Tuttle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
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 months ?

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 ?

This Gun for Hire

Directed by: Frank Tuttle

Starring: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston

Country: United States

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In This Our Life

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent

Country: United States

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The Spoilers

Directed by: Ray Enright

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne

Country: United States

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Tarzan's New York Adventure

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield

Country: United States

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Saboteur

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 May 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Francis of Girolamo
  • Saint Estella
  • Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
  • Saint Majolus of Cluny
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rachel Billington: British author.
  • Terry McGovern in Berkley: California, USA; actor (Jim - Charlie and Company, Nine Months).
  • Pam Clement: British actress, best known for playing Pat Butcher in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders from 1986 until 2012, therefore becoming one of the programme's longest-serving cast members.
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Facts:
  • Japanese troops conquer Kalewa.
  • William Faulkner's collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Joan Caulfield
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Maxim Litvinoff -- May 11, 1942
  • Life: Chinese air cadet

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Books

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

Windswept Mary

By: Ellen Chase

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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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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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