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Sunday 17 May 1942

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 17, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Taj Mahal (musician) and Christian Blanc. Yankee Doodle Dandy, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Country: United States

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The Falcon Takes Over

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: George Sanders, Lynn Bari, James Gleason, Allen Jenkins

Country: United States

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Miss Annie Rooney

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Shirley Temple, William Gargan, Guy Kibbee, Dickie Moore

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Juke Girl

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan, Richard Whorf, George Tobias

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It Happened in Flatbush

Directed by: Ray McCarey

Starring: Lloyd Nolan, Carole Landis, Sara Allgood, William Frawley

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1942 ?

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Taj Mahal (musician)
  • Christian Blanc: French politician, who served as a member of the Saint-Simon Foundation think-tank.
  • Bill Blair: American football player for UMI.
  • Taj Mahal: American musician, singer, guitarist and blues legend, a performer all over the world since the late '60s, touring some 200 days a year.
  • Caroline Charles: Fashion designer.
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  • Dutch SS vows loyalty to Adolf Hitler.

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