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Friday 27 August 1943

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Susan "Tuesday" Weld in New York City and Bob Kerrey. Sahara, directed by Zoltan Korda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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Movies

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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 27 August 1943 ?

Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Susan "Tuesday" Weld in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Dobie Gillis, Wild in Country).
  • Bob Kerrey: American politician and entrepreneur, the senior Senator from Nebraska, Vice Chairman of Senate Select Committee and a member of Senate Finance Committee and Senate Agriculture Committee.
  • Tuesday Weld: American actress who, by the age of 21, had been in a dozen movies and well over a hundred TV shows.
  • Chuck Girard: American singer-songwriter and pianist (Love Song and The Castells).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Otto Selz: German psychologist (In Auschwitz).
Facts:
  • Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

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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

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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 Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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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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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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