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Tuesday 8 October 1940

1940-10-08

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Great Dictator, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Movies

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The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie

Country: United States

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The Long Voyage Home

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Too Many Girls

Directed by: George Abbott

Starring: Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller

Country: United States

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Knute Rockne All American

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Pat O'Brien, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan

Country: United States

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City for Conquest

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
  • Fred Cash: Chattanooga, Tennessee -- Rocker (Impressions).
  • Paul Hogan: Australian actor producer and screenwriter.
  • Thomas Moore: American writer, the author of the best-selling "Care of the Soul," which sold two million copies as well as other bestsellers "Soul Mates, The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life," "The Planets Within" and "The Soul of Sex," spring 1998.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Robert Emden: Swiss geo / astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78.
Facts:
  • Cin Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series
  • German troops enter Romania to protect its oilfields.

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Books

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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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