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Saturday 3 August 1940

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Dorfman and Lance Alworth in Houston. The Return of Frank James, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Movies

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

The Return of Frank James

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper

Country: United States

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Le Jour se Leve

Directed by: Marcel Carn

Starring: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty

Country: United States

They Drive by Night

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Pride and Prejudice

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley

Country: United States

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All This, and Heaven Too

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 August 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Gamaliel
  • Equatorial Guinea - Armed Forces Day
  • St. Nicodemus
  • Niger - Independence Day
  • St. Walthen
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joseph Dorfman: Composer.
  • Lance Alworth in Houston: Texas, USA; NFL hall of famer (San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys).
  • John W: Carlin; American politician (Governor-Democrat-Kansas).
  • Gerard Alsteens: Belgian cartoon artist known as "Gal.
  • Lance Alworth: American pro football, nicknamed Bambi, receiver with the most pass-receptions in 1969 playing for the San Diego Chargers.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters and English and French movies
  • Italian troops invade British Somalia
  • Lithuanian SSR is accepted into USSR
  • Seaplane Clare makes 1st British passagiersvlucht to the US
  • World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.

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Books

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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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