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Thursday 20 August 1942

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 20, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Isaac Hayes and Jacquelyn Mayer. Orchestra Wives, directed by Archie Mayo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Orchestra Wives

Directed by: Archie Mayo

Starring: George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Glenn Miller, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra

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Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Warren William, Eric Blore, Hillary Brooke, Thurston Hall

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The Palm Beach Story

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

Country: United States

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Somewhere I'll Find You

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

Starring: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Robert Sterling, Patricia Dane

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The Talk of the Town

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1942 ?

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Isaac Hayes: American musician, a black singer and the composer of the theme song from the movie "Shaft.
  • Jacquelyn Mayer: American Beauty Queen who won the Miss America contest on 9/08/1962.
  • Gilbert Moses: American director, talented and versatile as an actor, playwright, documentary writer, guitar player and composer.
  • Fred Thompson: Politician.
  • Fred Norman: American baseball player.
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  • Dim-out regulations implemented in San Francisco, California.

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