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Thursday 17 June 1943

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Brown and Barry Manilow in New York City. Stage Door Canteen, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while The Human Comedy by William Saroyan was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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Movies

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Stage Door Canteen

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Cheryl Walker, William Terry, Judith Anderson

Country: United States

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Spitfire

Directed by: Leslie Howard

Starring: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John

Country: United States

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Bataan

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Robert Taylor, George Murphy, Lloyd Nolan

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Christopher Brown: Composer.
  • Barry Manilow in New York City: New York, USA; singer ("Mandy").
  • Jean-Pierre Armengaud: French university professor, musicologist, researcher and concert pianist.
  • Newt Gingrich: American politician who had a rapid rise to popularity in 1994 when he was named the first GOP Speaker of the House in 40 years, followed within two years by a downfall for indiscretion, lying to the House Committee and the illegal use of public funds.
  • Barry Manilow: American musician, singer, author and songwriter who achieved mega-pop stardom in the 1970s.
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Facts:
  • Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs

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  • Life: High school graduation
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Harold D. Smith -- June 14, 1943
  • Life: Marine ace Joe Foss

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Books

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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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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

Vintage Hardcover book

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