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Saturday 31 October 1942, Halloween

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ben M J Hennekam and David Ogden Stiers in Peoria. The Palm Beach Story, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Palm Beach Story

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor

Country: United States

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I Married a Witch

Directed by: Rene Clair

Starring: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley

Country: United States

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Now, Voyager

Directed by: Irving Rapper

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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For Me and My Gal

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ben M J Hennekam: Dutch MP (CDA).
  • David Ogden Stiers in Peoria: Illinois, USA; actor (Charles Emerson Winchester - M*A*S*H, Doc).
  • Jean-Pierre Naudin: French student, who joined the Organisation de l'armée secrète (OAS) ["Organisation of the Secret Army"], a short-lived French dissident far-right paramilitary organisation during the Algerian War (1954–62).
  • Ron Testa: American photographer and teacher, head photographer at the Field Museum in Chicago from 1975.
  • Eduardo Castrillo: Filipino sculptor and jewelry designer.
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Facts:
  • 94 U-boats sunk this month (619,000 ton)
  • 9th day in battle at El Alamein

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Dearly Beloved - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
  2. When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World) - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Joan leslie
  • Time: General, Mayor of Malta
  • Life: Sandbagged Sphinx

Books

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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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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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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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