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Friday 15 January 1943

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stuart E Eizenstat and Ashraf Aman. Tarzan Triumphs, directed by William Thiele, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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Tarzan Triumphs

Directed by: William Thiele

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Frances Gifford, Johnny Sheffield

Country: United States

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Shadow of a Doubt

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey

Country: United States

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Commandos Strike at Dawn

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States

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Random Harvest

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
  • Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stuart E Eizenstat: adviser to American Presidents Carter and Clinton.
  • Ashraf Aman: first Pakistani to reach the summit of K2.
  • Margaret Beckett: English metallurgist and politician Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
  • Stuart Eizenstat: American lawyer and diplomat United States Ambassador to the European Union.
  • Mike Marshall: Major League Baseball pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award).
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Facts:
  • 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
  • World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
  • The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 1,000 workers complete the air conditioning system for the Pentagon.

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  • Life: Kids uniforms
  • Time: Former Supreme Court judge James F. Byrnes, now appointed Director of Economic Stabilization
  • Life: Assistant President Jimmy Byrnes

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Books

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The Valley of Decision

By: Marcia Davenport

Originally published in 1942, The Valley of Decision was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family—owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works—has since captured the imagination of generations of readers.

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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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So Little Time

By: John P. Marquand

The story of a boy from a small New England town, aviator in World War I, then newspaper man, play doctor, movie script rewriter. The story of his married life, his work, his worries, his search for security, his attempt ...

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and ...

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