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Tuesday 18 May 1943

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jacques-Pierre Amette and Roland Carraz. Action in the North Atlantic, directed by Lloyd Bacon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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Movies

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Action in the North Atlantic

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale

Country: United States

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The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes

Country: United States

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This Land Is Mine

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Five Graves to Cairo

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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Lady of Burlesque

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, Iris Adrian

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Jacques-Pierre Amette: French novelist, playwright, literary critic, known also under the pseudonym of Paul Clement.
  • Roland Carraz: French historian and politician, who died on 9 December 1999.
  • Jimmy Snuka: American professional wrestler.
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Facts:
  • Allied bombers attack Pantelleria in the Mediterranean Sea.

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  • Life: Industrys boypower
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Major General George -- May 17, 1943
  • Life: PT boat skippers

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Books

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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 Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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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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Mrs. Parkington

By: Louis Bromfield

Love Story

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