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Monday 30 November 1942

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include André Brahic and Rafael Andia. Cat People, directed by Jacques Tourneur, 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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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Cat People

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith

Country: United States

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The Black Swan

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar

Country: United States

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Keeper of the Flame

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Country: United States

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You Were Never Lovelier

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 November 1942 ?

  • Cities for Life Day; 300 cities around the world declare their opposition to the death penalty
  • Official End of the Hurricane Season
  • Philippines - Andres Bonifacio Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew the apostle
  • Also see November 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • André Brahic: French physicist and astronomer who, in 1984, discovered the rings of Neptune, five years before they were photographed by Voyager 2. He has a bad opinion about astrology.
  • Rafael Andia: French guitarist, composer and editorial director, who has widely contributed to the renewal of baroque guitar, particularly through the complete works of Robert de Visée.
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  • 109 U-boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)
  • 30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5
  • Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of New York Giants minor league system
  • German scout ship Altmark explode and sinks off Yokohama
  • World War II: Guadalcanal Campaign: Battle of Tassafaronga -- A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizo Tanaka defeats a US cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1942 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Can't Get Out of This Mood - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra

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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


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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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