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Saturday 31 January 1942

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gerald Chanberlain and Daniela Bianchi. Kings Row, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
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TV Series

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Voice of America News

Starring: Carol Castiel

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

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 30 days ?

Kings Row

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan

Country: United States

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Woman of the Year

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter

Country: United States

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A Date with the Falcon

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, James Gleason

Country: United States

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They Died with Their Boots On

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 62 U-boats sunk this month (327,000 ton)
  • World War II: Allied forces are defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to the island of Singapore.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Air Force womens auxiliary
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Major General Poorten -- Jan. 26, 1942
  • Life: North Atlantic patrol

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Books

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

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

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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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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