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Saturday 24 October 1942

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ruthann Aron and Frank Delaney. I Married a Witch, directed by Rene Clair, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

I Married a Witch

Directed by: Rene Clair

Starring: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley

Country: United States

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Now, Voyager

Directed by: Irving Rapper

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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For Me and My Gal

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams

Country: United States

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In Which We Serve

Directed by: Noel Coward

Starring: Noel Coward, John Mills, Derek Elphinstone

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 24 October 1942 ?

  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
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  • 2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry

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

The Moon Is Down

By: John Steinbeck

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on ...

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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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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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