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I don't see you on this side of TSG but wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!

Taking you back to 1942..............

Tuesday, April 07, 1942
Top News Headlines This Week:
Apr 7 - Heavy German assault on Malta Apr 8 - A Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC Apr 9 - Battle of Bataan-US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japs at Bataan Apr 10 - Cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland Apr 11 - Distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines authorized Apr 12 - Byron Nelson wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament
Top Songs for 1942
Jersey Bounce by Benny Goodman Moonlight ****tail by Glenn Miller
Tangerine by Jimmy Dorsey Blues In the Night by Woody Herman
Kalamazoo by Glenn Miller White Christmas by Bing Crosby
He Wears a Pair of Silver Wings by Kay Kyser Jingle, Jangle, Jingle by Kay Kyser
Sleepy Lagoon by Harry James Somebody Else Is Taking My Place by Benny Goodman

1942 Prices US President
Bread: $0.09/loaf Franklin D. Roosevelt
Milk: $0.60/gal US Vice President
Eggs: $0.61/doz Henry A. Wallace
Car: $1,100 Academy Award Winners
Gas: $0.20/gal Best Picture: Mrs. Miniver
Directed By William Wyler
Best Actor: James Cagney
in Yankee Doodle Dandy
Best Actress: Greer Garson
in Mrs. Miniver

House: $7,573
Stamp: $0.03/ea
Avg Income: $2,348/yr
Min Wage: $0.30/hr
DOW Avg: 119
People born on April 7
1915 - Billie Holiday [Eleanora Fagan], Balt, singer (Aint Nobodys Business)
1928 - James Garner Norman Okla, actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick)
1939 - Francis Ford Coppola film maker (Godfather, Apocalypse Now)
1949 - John Oates guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl)

Top Books in 1942
The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
West with the Night by Beryl Markham

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