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Thursday 26 August 1943

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ulf Sundelin and Dori Caymmi. Sahara, directed by Zoltan Korda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while So Little Time by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Sahara

Directed by: Zoltan Korda

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1943 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ulf Sundelin: Sweden -- Yachtsmen (1968 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Dori Caymmi: Brazilian singer, guitarist, songwriter, arranger, and producer who is a two-time Grammy Award winner (Best Latin Song and Best Latin Samba Recording).
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Facts:
  • WWII: Lord Louis Mountbatten is named Supreme Allied Commander for Southeast Asia.

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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 ?

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 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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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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Mrs. Parkington

By: Louis Bromfield

Love Story

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