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Tuesday 24 August 1943

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Cipollina and Dafydd Iwan. Watch on the Rhine, directed by Herman Shumlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while Mrs. Parkington by Louis Bromfield was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Watch on the Rhine

Directed by: Herman Shumlin

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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The Seventh Victim

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks

Country: United States

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Phantom of the Opera

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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Heaven Can Wait

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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This Is the Army

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1943 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Cipollina: American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service The Dinosaurs and Man) (d. 1989).
  • Dafydd Iwan: Welsh singer and politician.
  • Pini Zahavi: Israeli journalist and agent.
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Facts:
  • Philadelphia Athletics drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game
  • WWII: ampndash Heinrich Himmler is named Reichminister of the Interior in Germany .

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1943?

  • Life: Lindy hop
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Konstantin Rokossovsky -- Aug. 23, 1943
  • Life: Japanese soldiers

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Books

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

Mrs. Parkington

By: Louis Bromfield

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The Valley of Decision

By: Marcia Davenport

Originally published in 1942, The Valley of Decision was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family—owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works—has since captured the imagination of generations of readers.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and ...

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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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