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Sunday 18 July 1943

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robin MacDonald and Richard Mogey. Stormy Weather, directed by Andrew Stone, 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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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Stormy Weather

Directed by: Andrew Stone

Starring: Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra

Country: United States

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Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Starring: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish

Country: United States

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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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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Directed by: Leslie Howard

Starring: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 18 July 1943 ?

  • Uruguay - Constitution Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robin MacDonald
  • Richard Mogey: American executive director of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles that was established in 1941, a think-tank that records every conceivable kind of cycle for correlative studies.
  • Bobby Sherman in Santa Monica: California, USA; singer ("Shindig", "Here Comes Brides").
  • Karsten Kröncke: German astrologer and advocate of the Hamburg School of Astrology.
  • Joseph Ellis: American historian and author.
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  • British assault on Catania Sicily
  • Giants and Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, New York wins, 10-6

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

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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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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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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The Valley of Decision

By: Marcia Davenport

Originally published in 1942, The Valley of Decision was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family—owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works—has since captured the imagination of generations of readers.

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