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Tuesday 2 January 1940

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include S R S Varadhan and Jim Bakker. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Which were the important events of 2 January 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
Famous Birthdays:
  • S R S Varadhan: Indian-American mathematician.
  • Jim Bakker: American TV evangelist who built up a huge fortune before he was indicted on 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy in 1987.
  • Daniel Heydon: American author, numerologist and astrologer who wrote a book on numerology that was published by Dell Books.
  • Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud: Saudi Arabian economist and politician Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015).
  • S Varadhan: Indian-American mathematician and academic.
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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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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

A poignant coming-of-age novel set in a Welsh mining town, Richard Llewellyn's How Green Was My Valley is a paean to a more innocent age, published in Penguin Modern Classics Growing up in a mining community in rural South Wales, ...

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Meet Mrs. Miniver. She is the universal, heart-warming symbol of the endurable and pleasant sides of existence. Against the shadow of the present she holds up to view the everyday domesticities, the comings and goings of famioy live, and finds ...

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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Videogames

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