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Friday 12 April 1940

1940-04-12

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, directed by Ford Beebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Directed by: Ford Beebe

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton

Country: United States

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One Million B.C.

Directed by: Hal Roach Jr.

Starring: Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States

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Dark Command

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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Rebecca

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Primrose Path

Directed by: Gregory LaCava

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea, Marjorie Rambeau

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • NFL cuts clipping penalty from 25 yards to 15 yards.
  • Italy annexes Albania.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Anna Neagle
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Benito Mussolini -- Apr. 8, 1940
  • Life: NY Giant Rookie Rucker

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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