Friday December 19, 1941

US date format: 12/19/1941, UK date format: 19/12/1941

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 19, 1941). 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 Maurice White and Simona Marchini. Ball of Fire, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941 On TV people were watching Men at Work.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 19, 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)

Events

  • German submarine U-574 sinks
  • 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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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis

Country: United States of America

Sikandar

Sikandar

Directed by: Sohrab Modi

Starring: Sohrab Modi, Prithviraj Kapoor, Vanamala, Meena Shorey

Babes on Broadway

Babes on Broadway

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler

Design for Scandal

Design for Scandal

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, Lee Bowman

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 19, 1941?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - This Is No Laughing Matter
  2. - (There'll be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Men at Work

Men at Work

Country: United States of America

Days to next December 19

If December 19, 1941 is your birthday you're 78 years, 7 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 8 days.
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