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Thursday 5 September 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lewis Spratlan and Raquel Welch in Chicago. Boom Town, directed by Jack Conway, 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 months ?

Boom Town

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert

Country: United States

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Foreign Correspondent

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall

Country: United States

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The Great McGinty

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 September 1940 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Lewis Spratlan: Composer.
  • Raquel Welch in Chicago: Illinois, USA; (Myra Breckenridge, 1,000,000 BC, 100 Rifles).
  • Raquel Welch: American actress with a gorgeous body, 37-22-36, that graced the cover of 92 European and 16 American magazines in 1966 alone.
  • Valerie Howarth: Baroness Howarth of Breckland English politician.
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Facts:
  • WWII: Commerce raiding German auxiliary cruiser ''Komet'' enters the Pacific Ocean via the Bering Strait after crossing the Arctic Ocean from the North Sea with the help of Soviet icebreakers ''Lenin'', ''Stalin'', and ''Kaganovich''.
  • Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.
  • WWII: The Blitz ndash Nazi Germany begins to rain bombs on London (the first of 57 consecutive nights of strategic bombing).
  • In Lascaux, France, 17,000-year-old cave paintings are discovered by a group of young Frenchmen hiking through Southern France. The paintings depict animals and date to the Stone Age.
  • The Hercules Munitions Plant in Succasunna-Kenvil, New Jersey explodes, killing 55 people.

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

  • Life: Dionnes Communion
  • Time: The Earl of Athlone & his wife. Governor General of Canada.
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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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