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Friday 16 April 1943

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gérard Grignon and Dave Peverett. I Walked with a Zombie, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while Mrs. Parkington by Louis Bromfield was one of the best selling books.
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I Walked with a Zombie

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison

Country: United States

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Edge of Darkness

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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Cabin in the Sky

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne

Country: United States

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The More the Merrier

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Hangmen Also Die!

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 16 April 1943 ?

  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
  • Saint Fructuosus
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  • 40 New Zealand bombers attack Haarlem Netherlands (85 killed).

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Mrs. Parkington

By: Louis Bromfield

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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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The Human Comedy

By: William Saroyan

Now the major motion picture Ithaca, directed by and starring Meg Ryan—with a cast that includes Sam Shepard, Hamish Linklater, Alex Neustaedter, Jack Quaid, and Tom HanksThe place is Ithaca, in California's San Joaquin Valley.

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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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