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Saturday 24 July 1943

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Henk Vos and Lyudmila Bragina. This Is the Army, directed by Michael Curtiz, 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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Movies

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

This Is the Army

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

Country: United States

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Stormy Weather

Directed by: Andrew Stone

Starring: Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra

Country: United States

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Batman

Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Starring: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish

Country: United States

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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Stage Door Canteen

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Cheryl Walker, William Terry, Judith Anderson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 July 1943 ?

Holidays:
  • Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
  • St. Ruffin
  • St. Wulfhad
  • St. David
  • St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Henk Vos: Chemical analyst / Dutch politician (PvdA) 2nd Chamber.
  • Lyudmila Bragina: USSR -- 1500m runner (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
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Facts:
  • RAF bombs Hamburg (20,000 dead)
  • World War II: Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, those of the Americans by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Women pilots
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. Walter George -- July 19, 1943
  • Life: Roy Rogers and Trigger

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Books

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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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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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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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