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Thursday 23 October 1941

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Paul Demure and Joseph DiMaggio. How Green Was My Valley, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941 while The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

Movies

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

How Green Was My Valley

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee

Country: United States

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The Devil and Daniel Webster

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell

Country: United States

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The Maltese Falcon

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George

Country: United States

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You'll Never Get Rich

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley

Country: United States

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Hold Back the Dawn

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 October 1941 ?

Holidays:
  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean-Paul Demure: French writer, a novelist and screenwriter specializing in crime fiction.
  • Joseph DiMaggio: American noted family member, his parents are renowned baseball player Joe DiMaggio and his first wife, actress Dorothy Arnold.
  • Mel Winkler: American actor.
  • Igor Smirnov: Moldovan engineer and politician 1st President of Transnistria.
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Facts:
  • World War II: Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov takes command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.
  • RKO Radio Pictures releases Disney's animated feature film Dumbo to theaters in the USA.
  • Walt Disney's animated film ''Dumbo'' is released.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1941?

  • Life: Pan Am Clipper
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sir Frederick Bowhill -- Oct. 20, 1941
  • Life: Turner and Gable

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Books

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

The Keys of the Kingdom

By: A. J. Cronin

Sent to China, a Scottish priest struggles to create and maintain a mission where famine, disease, and civil war prevail

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This Above All

By: Eric Knight

WRITTEN BY ERIC KNIGHT

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Oliver Wiswell

By: Kenneth Roberts

In this novel, Kenneth Roberts portrays a very different side to the story of the American Revolution, that of the loyalists (those colonists who supported the British monarchy).

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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