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Wednesday 17 December 1941

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gilbert Gress and André Lacrampe. The Wolf Man, directed by George Waggner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941 while This Above All by Eric Knight was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

Movies

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

Johnny Eager

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold

Country: United States

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The Wolf Man

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States

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Ball of Fire

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka

Country: United States

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All Through the Night

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne

Country: United States

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Sullivan's Travels

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 December 1941 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Gilbert Gress: Former French-Swiss football player for Strasbourg, well-known for having coached Stuttgart and Neuchâtel clubs.
  • André Lacrampe: French Roman Catholic clergyman, an Archbishop of Besançon.
  • Stan Mudenge: Zimbabwean historian and politician Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2012).
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Facts:
  • German submarine U-31 sunk
  • German troops led by Edwin Rommel begin retreating in North Africa.
  • Dutch and Australian troops lands on Portuguese-Timor.
  • World War II: Japanese forces land in Northern Borneo.

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

  • Life: Broadways Junior Miss
  • Time: Pearl Harbor issue
  • Life: General MacArthur

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Books

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

This Above All

By: Eric Knight

WRITTEN BY ERIC KNIGHT

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The Keys of the Kingdom

By: A. J. Cronin

Sent to China, a Scottish priest struggles to create and maintain a mission where famine, disease, and civil war prevail

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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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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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