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Wednesday 29 April 1942

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Klaus Voorman and Jean-Paul Balmer. Tarzan's New York Adventure, directed by Richard Thorpe, 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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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 months ?

Tarzan's New York Adventure

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield

Country: United States

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Saboteur

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger

Country: United States

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Jungle Book

Directed by: Zoltan Korda

Starring: Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen

Country: United States

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49th Parallel

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Richard George

Country: United States

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Roxie Hart

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 April 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
  • Greenery Day (1989-2006).
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Facts:
  • Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in the Netherlands and Vichy-France
  • Japanese troops march into Lashio, cut off Burma Road.
  • WWII: An explosion at a chemical factory in Tessenderlo, Belgium leaves 200 dead and 1,000 injured.
  • May ndash Operation Pluto: The plan to construct oil pipelines under the English Channel between England and France is tested in the River Medway.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Nelson Rockefeller
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pierre Laval -- Apr. 27, 1942
  • Life: Slacks in style

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Books

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

And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

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

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Windswept Mary

By: Ellen Chase

Reprint

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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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