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Friday 19 December 1941

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maurice White in Memphis and Simona Marchini. The Shanghai Gesture, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941 while The Sun Is My Undoing by Marguerite Steen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Hellzapoppin'

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye

Country: United States

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The Shanghai Gesture

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature

Country: United States

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The Wolf Man

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States

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Johnny Eager

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold

Country: United States

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Ball of Fire

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1941 ?

Holidays:
  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Maurice White in Memphis: Tennessee, USA; rock vocalist (Earth, Wind and Fire - "Spirit").
  • Simona Marchini: Italian actress and top comedienne whose debut in "People of the Night;" was a huge success.
  • Maurice White: American musician, a singer, percussionist and sessions drummer with Motown and Chess labels.
  • Lee Myung-bak: South Korean businessman and politician 10th President of South Korea.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • German submarine U-574 sinks
  • Hitler takes complete command of German Army
  • US Office of Censorship is created to control information pertaining to war.
  • World War II: Limpet mines placed by Italian divers sink the HMS Valiant (1914) and HMS Queen Elizabeth (1913) in Alexandria harbour.

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1941?

  • Life: Broadways Junior Miss
  • Time: Pearl Harbor issue
  • Life: General MacArthur

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Books

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

The Sun Is My Undoing

By: Marguerite Steen

This novel deals with early slave trade and shipping between England and the Ivory coast in Africa. There are love stories between the charactors and one that is interracial.

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The Keys of the Kingdom

By: A. J. Cronin

Sent to China, a Scottish priest struggles to create and maintain a mission where famine, disease, and civil war prevail

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Oliver Wiswell

By: Kenneth Roberts

In this novel, Kenneth Roberts portrays a very different side to the story of the American Revolution, that of the loyalists (those colonists who supported the British monarchy).

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Random Harvest

By: James Hilton

Random Harvest is a novel written by James Hilton, first published in 1941. The novel was immensely popular, placing second on The New York Times list of bestselling novels for the year.The

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