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Friday 27 November 1942

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jimi Hendrix and Henry Carr. The Black Swan, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

The Black Swan

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar

Country: United States

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Keeper of the Flame

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf

Country: United States

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Casablanca

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Country: United States

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You Were Never Lovelier

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou

Country: United States

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Gentleman Jim

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 November 1942 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Jimi Hendrix: American musician, singer and guitarist who became a rock superstar.
  • Henry Carr: Detroit, Michigan -- 200m / 4x400m runner (1964 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Marilyn Hacker: American poet and critic.
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Facts:
  • Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ
  • Tito appoints Anti fascist Liberation board in Yugoslavia
  • World War II: At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
  • Cocoanut Grove fire: A fire in the Cocoanut Grove night club in Boston, Massachusetts, kills 491.
  • The large-scale German ampquotpacificationampquot of the Zamojszczyzna region of Poland begins.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1942 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. I Had The Craziest Dream - Harry James & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in November 1942?

  • Life: The puritan spirit church
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James H. Doolittle -- Nov. 23, 1942
  • Life: Vests in fashion

Books

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

Dragon Seed

By: Pearl S. Buck

The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In the novel, Nobel Prize Winner, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most interesting rulers during a time of intense turbulence.

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The Song of Bernadette

By: Franz Werfel

This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in ...

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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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