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Tuesday 13 October 1942

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jerry Jones and Pamela Tiffin. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase 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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Which were the important events of 13 October 1942 ?

  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jerry Jones: American football player, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Pamela Tiffin: American actress, a movie starlet of the '60s with a debut in "Summer and Smoke," 1961.
  • Dave Aaron: American UFO researcher, owner of the largest inventory in the world of UFO videos (25,000 hours) and tapes (6,000 hours) which he sell from his home office in Yucaipa, CA, the UFO Audio-Video Clearing House, established c. 1990.
  • Second Vatican Council
  • Rutanya Alda: Latvian-American actress.
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Windswept Mary

By: Ellen Chase


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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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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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