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Tuesday 17 November 1942

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Annemarie Oster and Martin Scorsese in Queens. You Were Never Lovelier, directed by William A. Seiter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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You Were Never Lovelier

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou

Country: United States

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Gentleman Jim

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson

Country: United States

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Road to Morocco

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

Country: United States

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The Palm Beach Story

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor

Country: United States

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I Married a Witch

Directed by: Rene Clair

Starring: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • 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:
  • Annemarie Oster: Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden).
  • Martin Scorsese in Queens: New York, USA; director (Mean Streets, Last Temptation of Christ).
  • Kang Kek Iew: Cambodian politician and criminal.
  • 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.
  • Martin Scorsese: American award-winning film director who is known for his attraction to the seamy side of life.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ben Reitman: American anarchist, physician (Born 1879).

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in November 1942?

  • Life: Vests in fashion
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General Dwight Eisenhower -- Nov. 16, 1942
  • Life: Mountain infantry

Books

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

Drivin' Woman

By: Elizabeth Pickett

Literary Guild Book. Book in pretty good shape and dj torn on the back. Story about post civil war South.

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The Song of Bernadette

By: Franz Werfel

This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in ...

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The Moon Is Down

By: John Steinbeck

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on ...

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Dragon Seed

By: Pearl S. Buck

The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In the novel, Nobel Prize Winner, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most interesting rulers during a time of intense turbulence.

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