Thursday October 29, 1942

US date format: 10/29/1942, UK date format: 29/10/1942

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 29, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Gérard Klein (actor) and Gottfried John. Road to Morocco, directed by David Butler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 29, 1942?


  • St. Terence of Metz
  • Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
  • Anglican Church - James Hannington
  • St. Zenobius
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  • 7th day of battle at El Alamein: Montgomery assault
  • 16,000 Jews killed in Pinsk, Russia.
  • Alaska highway completed.
  • Branch Rickey named president / general manager of Brooklyn Dodgers.
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Road to Morocco

Road to Morocco

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

The Great Mr. Handel

The Great Mr. Handel

Directed by: Norman Walker

Starring: Wilfrid Lawson, Elizabeth Allan, Malcolm Keen, Michael Shepley

Seven Sweethearts

Seven Sweethearts

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Marsha Hunt, Cecilia Parker, Peggy Moran

That Other Woman

That Other Woman

Directed by: Ray McCarey

Starring: Virginia Gilmore, James Ellison, Dan Duryea, Janis Carter

Seven Days' Leave

Seven Days' Leave

Directed by: Tim Whelan

Starring: Victor Mature, Lucille Ball, Harold Peary, Mapy Cortés

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 29, 1942?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World)
  2. - Dearly Beloved

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