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Friday 26 March 1943

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bob Woodward and Daniel Lommel. The Falcon Strikes Back, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
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Cabin in the Sky

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne

Country: United States

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The More the Merrier

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Hangmen Also Die!

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

Country: United States

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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States

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Journey Into Fear

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 26 March 1943 ?

  • Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
  • Saint Ludger
  • Saint Larissa
  • Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
  • Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bob Woodward: American writer, a journalist with the Washington Post who authored "All The President's Men" in 1974 with his partner, Carl Bernstein.
  • Daniel Lommel: French ballet dancer, choreographer.
  • Giovanna Ferragamo: Italian noted family, the second child and second daughter of Salvatore and Wanda Ferragamo.
  • Lawrence Noxon: American baby who was born prematurely and with Downs syndrome; he grew fat and stubby with poor muscle tone.
  • Mustafa Kalemli: Turkish physician and politician Turkish Minister of the Interior.
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  • 1st woman to receive air medal (US army nurse Elsie S Ott)
  • Elsie S Ott becomes 1st woman awarded US Air Force Medal
  • Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean.

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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 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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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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