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Friday 16 May 1941

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maurice Henry Weddington and John McWilliams. Blood and Sand, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941 while For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingwa was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Men at Work

Country: United States

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Men at Work

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Men at Work

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Men at Work

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Men at Work

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Blood and Sand

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth

Country: United States

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Citizen Kane

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore

Country: United States

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The Big Boss

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Otto Kruger, Gloria Dickson, John Litel

Country: United States

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Ziegfeld Girl

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr

Country: United States

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Penny Serenade

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1941 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Germans made their last major air attack on Britain
  • Nazis forbid Dutch Organization of Actors (NOT)
  • Italian army under Aosta surrenders to Britain at Amba Alagi, Ethiopia.
  • Last great German air attack on Great Britain (Birmingham).

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1941?

  • Life: Army parachutist
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Leon Henderson -- May 12, 1941
  • Life: Harvard

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Books

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

For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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This Above All

By: Eric Knight

WRITTEN BY ERIC KNIGHT

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Oliver Wiswell

By: Kenneth Roberts

In this novel, Kenneth Roberts portrays a very different side to the story of the American Revolution, that of the loyalists (those colonists who supported the British monarchy).

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The Sun Is My Undoing

By: Marguerite Steen

This novel deals with early slave trade and shipping between England and the Ivory coast in Africa. There are love stories between the charactors and one that is interracial.

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