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Friday 21 May 1943

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vincent Crane and Hilton Valentine. Action in the North Atlantic, directed by Lloyd Bacon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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Movies

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

Action in the North Atlantic

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale

Country: United States

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The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes

Country: United States

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This Land Is Mine

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Five Graves to Cairo

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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Lady of Burlesque

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, Iris Adrian

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
  • Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
Famous Birthdays:
  • Vincent Crane: English pianist and composer (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster) (d. 1989).
  • Hilton Valentine: rock guitarist (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun").
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Facts:
  • Fastest 9 inning AL baseball game (89 mins), White Sox beat Senators

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Industrys boypower
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Major General George -- May 17, 1943
  • Life: PT boat skippers

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Books

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

The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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Mrs. Parkington

By: Louis Bromfield

Love Story

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The Human Comedy

By: William Saroyan

Now the major motion picture Ithaca, directed by and starring Meg Ryan—with a cast that includes Sam Shepard, Hamish Linklater, Alex Neustaedter, Jack Quaid, and Tom HanksThe place is Ithaca, in California's San Joaquin Valley.

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So Little Time

By: John P. Marquand

The story of a boy from a small New England town, aviator in World War I, then newspaper man, play doctor, movie script rewriter. The story of his married life, his work, his worries, his search for security, his attempt ...

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