Saturday October 17, 1942

US date format: 10/17/1942, UK date format: 17/10/1942

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 17, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Gary Puckett and Jean-Pierre Dogliani. I Married a Witch, directed by René Clair, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Movies

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I Married a Witch

I Married a Witch

Directed by: René Clair

Starring: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Country: United States of America

George Washington Slept Here

George Washington Slept Here

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn, Percy Kilbride

The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence

Directed by: Albert Lewin

Starring: George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Doris Dudley, Eric Blore

Bowery at Midnight

Bowery at Midnight

Directed by: Wallace Fox

Starring: Bela Lugosi, John Archer, Wanda McKay, Tom Neal

Now, Voyager

Now, Voyager

Directed by: Irving Rapper

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 17, 1942?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition
  2. - Manhattan Serenade

Days to next October 17

If October 17, 1942 is your birthday you're 77 years, 9 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 5 days.
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