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Monday 20 July 1942

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include T G Sheppard [William Browder] and Ron Bowden. The Pride of the Yankees, directed by Sam Wood, 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.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Pride of the Yankees

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth

Country: United States

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The Magnificent Ambersons

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello

Country: United States

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Mrs. Miniver

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright

Country: United States

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The Falcon Takes Over

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: George Sanders, Lynn Bari, James Gleason

Country: United States

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Yankee Doodle Dandy

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 July 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
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Facts:
  • Barbados dismiss Trinidad for 16 in 69 minutes, Derek Sealy 8-8
  • Legion of Merit Medal authorized by Congress
  • Time puts Russian Composer Dmitri Shostakovitch on its cover
  • World War II: The first unit of the Women's Army Corps begins training in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1942?

  • Life: Woman in Short coat
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dmitri Shostakovich -- July 20, 1942
  • Life: Gunnery training

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Books

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

The Song of Bernadette

By: Franz Werfel

This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in ...

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Drivin' Woman

By: Elizabeth Pickett

Literary Guild Book. Book in pretty good shape and dj torn on the back. Story about post civil war South.

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And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

After going deaf from an attack of meningitis, Emily struggles to regain her hearing

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Windswept Mary

By: Ellen Chase

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