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Thursday 31 December 1942, NewYear’s Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Taufiq Kiemas and Andy Summers. Commandos Strike at Dawn, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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TV Series

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Movies

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Commandos Strike at Dawn

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States

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Random Harvest

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Taufiq Kiemas: Indonesian politician 5th First Gentleman of Indonesia (d. 2013).
  • Andy Summers: English guitarist songwriter and producer (The Police and Zoot Money's Big Roll Band).
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Facts:
  • 60 U-boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)
  • Battle in Barents Sea.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Raphaels Madonna
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General McNair -- Dec. 28, 1942
  • Life: Wartime wife

Books

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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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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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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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And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

This early work by Rachel Field was originally published in 1942 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'And Now Tomorrow' is a bestselling novel that was adapted into a film in 1944.

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