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Sunday 27 September 1942

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Baroness Blackstone and Dith Pran. The Falcon's Brother, directed by Stanley Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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The Falcon's Brother

Directed by: Stanley Logan

Starring: George Sanders, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

Directed by: John Rawlins

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers

Country: United States

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The Major and the Minor

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson

Country: United States

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Across the Pacific

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet

Country: United States

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A Yank at Eton

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Edmund Gwenn, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 27 September 1942 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mashfyyat (Will) - First day of the eleventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • RC Saints - Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Church - Meskel
  • Also see September 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Balsamine (Impatiens) Day, sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Famous Deaths:
  • Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
  • Reinhard Heydrich, butcher of Prague, appointed SS-General
  • St. Louis Cardinals win NL pennant on last day of season
  • New York Giants beat Washington Redskins 14-7 without making a first down.
  • Last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River.

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And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

After going deaf from an attack of meningitis, Emily struggles to regain her hearing

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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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Windswept Mary

By: Ellen Chase


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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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