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Saturday 27 December 1941

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Leslie Maguire and Michael Pinder. They Died with Their Boots On, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941 while Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Voice of America News

Starring: Carol Castiel

Country: United States

Championship Wrestling (1942 TV Series)

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Movies

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

They Died with Their Boots On

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley

Country: United States

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The Shanghai Gesture

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature

Country: United States

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Hellzapoppin'

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye

Country: United States

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The Wolf Man

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 December 1941 ?

Holidays:
  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
Famous Birthdays:
  • Leslie Maguire: rocker (Gerry and Pacemakers - "Ferry Cross the Mersey").
  • Michael Pinder: rocker (The Moody Blues - "Nights in White Satin").
  • Jean-Claude Bouillon: French actor.
  • Dan Montecalvo: American homicide, shot and killed his wife at their home in Burbank, CA.
  • Mike Pinder: British musician, skilled on the mellotron, a pioneer among the '60s performers with this versatile instrument.
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Facts:
  • Siberia: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 7th Symphony
  • Japan bombs Manila even though it was declared an "open city".
  • WWII: British Commandos raid the Norwegian port of Vaagso, causing Hitler to reinforce the garrison and defenses, drawing vital troops away from other areas.
  • The Valley of Geysers is discovered in Russia.
  • The Indochina Communist party, led by Ho Chi Minh, combines with the Nationalist party to form the Viet Minh.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1941?

  • Life: US goes to war American Flag
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Admiral Yamamoto -- Dec. 22, 1941
  • Life: Broadways Junior Miss

Books

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

Oliver Wiswell

By: Kenneth Roberts

In this novel, Kenneth Roberts portrays a very different side to the story of the American Revolution, that of the loyalists (those colonists who supported the British monarchy).

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This Above All

By: Eric Knight

WRITTEN BY ERIC KNIGHT

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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The Sun Is My Undoing

By: Marguerite Steen

This novel deals with early slave trade and shipping between England and the Ivory coast in Africa. There are love stories between the charactors and one that is interracial.

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