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Friday 14 August 1942

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sandy Gilmour in Montclair and Jackie Oliver. The Talk of the Town, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Talk of the Town

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman

Country: United States

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Bambi

Directed by: James Algar

Starring: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey

Country: United States

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Wake Island

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey

Country: United States

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Holiday Inn

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds

Country: United States

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The Pride of the Yankees

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 August 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Flag Day
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
  • United States - National Code talkers Day
  • Pakistan - Independence Day
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Facts:
  • Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
  • 'night'' ampndash In London, instruments detect a massive burst of cosmic rays.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: General Chennault
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General McNaughton -- Aug. 10, 1942
  • Life: MacArthurs son

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Books

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

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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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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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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