Saturday 19 December 1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Patric Manchette and Syd Little.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
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Which were the important events of 19 December 1942 ?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Jean-Patric Manchette: Thriller writer.
- Syd Little: British TV series comedian who played in partnership with Eddie Large.
- Jean-Patrick Manchette: French writer, a literary and movie critic and co-screenwriter for the following films, "Une Femme aux Abois," 1967 and "Le Crime," 1983.
- Rufus : Italian-French actor, also known as Zio Vittorio.
- Cornell Dupree: American guitarist (d. 2011).
- Dennis Fitch: American pilot (d. 2012)
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1942 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Moonlight Becomes You - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
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