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1941

In 1941, World War II had overshadowed many of the events that were taking place. Despite the horrors of the war, life was going on in other parts of the world.

1941

As Adolf Hitler waged war across Europe, Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane debuted at the RKO Palace Theater on May 1st, in what is considered the greatest motion picture of all time. The film was to debut at the Radio City Theater, but controversy forced it to a change of venue to the smaller Palace Theater. While a preview of the movie garnered huge acclaim, Hedda Hopper, a film critic not amused by the film and with help from other Hollywood big shots then suppressed the film.Citizen Kane was a failure at the Box Office but managed to get nine Academy Award nominations, attendees booed Orson during the Academy awards ceremony.

Orson Welles was not the only one facing big troubles; Henry Ford was having a long and bitter struggle with the United Automobile Workers of America and Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO). This was after President Roosevelt ascended to the Wagner Act that established collective bargaining to workers’ rights an attempt to regulate unfair practices from employers, employees and workers unions. On 20th of June, Ford bowed to the pressure and amended his signature to the contract. The Wagner Act brought about a new dawn to labor rights and today almost every group of employees is unionized.

Come December 7, a surprise attack on a US naval base in Hawaii by over 300 Japanese warplanes dropped bombs at will, started the war between USA and Japan. Deterioration of diplomatic relations between the two nations caught in the madness of the raging World War was the reason for the attack. By sun down on the 7 December 1941, over 2,000 Americans had lost their lives with 1,200 wounded. The USA retaliated six months later in the Battle of Midway.

Time holds the answers to the uncertainty of the present. Despite the unfortunate circumstances that led to the war, other parts of the world continued with their lives and it was not any rosier than the battlefronts as other forms of war were raging.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

Sullivan's Travels

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick

Country: United States

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Sergeant York

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie

Country: United States

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High Sierra

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis

Country: United States

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Ball of Fire

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1941 ?

This Above All

By: Eric Knight

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Random Harvest

By: James Hilton

Random Harvest is a novel written by James Hilton, first published in 1941. The novel was immensely popular, placing second on The New York Times list of bestselling novels for the year.The

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The Keys of the Kingdom

By: A. J. Cronin

A Scottish priest on a mission in China, is torn between practical values and doctrines of the Catholic Church.

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The Sun Is My Undoing

By: Marguerite Steen

This novel deals with early slave trade and shipping between England and the Ivory coast in Africa. There are love stories between the charactors and one that is interracial.

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1941 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. William
  5. Richard
  6. Charles
  7. David
  8. Thomas
  9. Ronald
  10. Donald
Top #10 female names
  1. Mary
  2. Barbara
  3. Patricia
  4. Carol
  5. Linda
  6. Judith
  7. Betty
  8. Nancy
  9. Sandra
  10. Shirley

What happened in each day of 1941

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