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Wednesday 27 October 1943

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Al Nelson and Carmen Argenziano. Guadalcanal Diary, directed by Lewis Seiler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Guadalcanal Diary

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix

Country: United States

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Lassie Come Home

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Dame May Whitty

Country: United States

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Thank Your Lucky Stars

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey

Country: United States

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Sahara

Directed by: Zoltan Korda

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Al Nelson: American college and pro football player, he played cornerback for the University of Cincinnati, and then for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1965 to 1973.
  • Carmen Argenziano: American actor and producer.
  • Jerry Rook: American basketball player and coach.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1943?

  • Life: Mary Martin
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Viacheslav M. Molotov -- Oct. 25, 1943
  • Life: Wartime romance

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

A Roman soldier, Marcellus, wins Christ's robe as a gambling prize. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene's robe-a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity and is set ...

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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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