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Tuesday 17 November 1942

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on November 17, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Martin Scorsese and Derek Clayton. Cat People, directed by Jacques Tourneur, 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 ?

Cat People

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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Outlaws of Boulder Pass

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: George Houston, Al St. John, Dennis Moore, Marjorie Manners

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You Were Never Lovelier

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Isobel Elsom

Country: United States

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Heart of the Golden West

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Bob Nolan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1942 ?

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Martin Scorsese: American award-winning film director who is known for his attraction to the seamy side of life.
  • Derek Clayton: British track and field star, the world's fastest marathoner 12/03/1967 when he stunned the athletic world by becoming the first to race the classic distance in two hours and 12 minutes, a title he held to 10/25/1981 when the record was beaten by a 23-year-old American, Alberto Salazar.
  • Kang Kek lew
  • Kang Kek Iew: Cambodian politician and criminal.
  • Partha Dasgupta: Bangladeshi economist and academic.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ben Reitman: American anarchist, physician (Born 1879).

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Planetary positions on November 17, 1942 - Geocentric view

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