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Wednesday 31 March 1943

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Walken and Bernard Zuckerman. The Falcon Strikes Back, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 while A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Cabin in the Sky

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne

Country: United States

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The More the Merrier

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Hangmen Also Die!

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

Country: United States

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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States

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Journey Into Fear

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 March 1943 ?

  • Saint Cornelia
  • CTsar Ch�vez Day - official holiday in five states and many cities across the U.S.
  • Freedom Day in Malta.
  • Saint Amos
  • Saint Benjamin
Famous Birthdays:
  • Christopher Walken: American actor, screenwriter, and director who has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, The Dogs of War, Brainstorm, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can, and Seven Psychopaths, as well as music videos by many popular recording artists.
  • Bernard Zuckerman: American chess master, a champion of the game.
  • Christopher [Ronald] Walken in Astoria: Queens, New York, USA; actor (Deer Hunter, Brainstorm).
  • Roy Andersson: Swedish director and screenwriter.
  • Deirdre Clancy: English costume designer.
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  • US errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326.
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! opens on Broadway.

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

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and ...

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The Human Comedy

By: William Saroyan

Now the major motion picture Ithaca, directed by and starring Meg Ryan—with a cast that includes Sam Shepard, Hamish Linklater, Alex Neustaedter, Jack Quaid, and Tom HanksThe place is Ithaca, in California's San Joaquin Valley.

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Mrs. Parkington

By: Louis Bromfield

Love Story

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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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