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Tuesday 13 January 1942

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carol Cleveland . Woman of the Year, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel 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 ?

Woman of the Year

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
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Facts:
  • Allied Conference for war trials
  • German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast
  • Interallied war trial conference publishes Saint James Declaration.
  • German submarines begin harassing shipping on US east coast.
  • Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.

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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: Coastal defense
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sir Henry H. Pownall -- Jan. 12, 1942
  • Life: Nursing shortage

Books

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

The Song of Bernadette

By: Franz Werfel

This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in ...

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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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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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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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