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Monday 1 January 1940

1940-01-01

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Hunchback of Notre Dame, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke

Country: United States

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Of Mice and Men

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field

Country: United States

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Gulliver's Travels

Directed by: Dave Fleischer

Starring: Jessica Dragonette, Lanny Ross, Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Gone with the Wind

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States

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Destry Rides Again

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

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Historical Events

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1940 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. The Man Who Comes Around - Tommy Tucker & His Orchestra

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1940?

  • Life: Queen Elizabeth
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joseph Stalin, Man of the Year -- Jan. 1, 1940
  • Esquire

Books

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

How Green Was My Valley

By: Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when ...

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

As a best-selling book and an Academy Award-winning movie. Mrs. Miniver's adventures have charmed millions. This edition, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the book's orginal publication in the U.S.,

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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