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Sunday 16 May 1943

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jon Jost and Kay Andrews. Action in the North Atlantic, directed by Lloyd Bacon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Action in the North Atlantic

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale

Country: United States

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The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes

Country: United States

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This Land Is Mine

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Five Graves to Cairo

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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Lady of Burlesque

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, Iris Adrian

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1943 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jon Jost: Director (All the Vermeers in NY).
  • Kay Andrews: Baroness Andrews English politician.
  • Dan Coats: American politician and diplomat 29th United States Ambassador to Germany.
  • Marko Kravos: Italian-Slovenian poet and translator.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jewish resistance in the Warsaw ghetto ends after 30 days of fighting
  • German troops destroy synagogue of Warsaw.
  • Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.

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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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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 Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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Mrs. Parkington

By: Louis Bromfield

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