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Tuesday 27 October 1942

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Phillip Catherine and David Johnson. The Palm Beach Story, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase 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 Palm Beach Story

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor

Country: United States

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I Married a Witch

Directed by: Rene Clair

Starring: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley

Country: United States

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Now, Voyager

Directed by: Irving Rapper

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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For Me and My Gal

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 October 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Namatius
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
  • Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • St. Desiderius
  • R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles / Australian advance
  • US aircraft carrier Hornet sinks off Santa Cruz

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

  • Life: Joan leslie
  • Time: General, Mayor of Malta
  • Life: Sandbagged Sphinx

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Books

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

Windswept Mary

By: Ellen Chase

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The Moon Is Down

By: John Steinbeck

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on ...

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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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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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