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Wednesday 14 August 1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dash Crofts in Cisco and Maria Buccella. Foreign Correspondent, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

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

They Drive by Night

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 August 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Flag Day
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
  • United States - National Code talkers Day
  • Pakistan - Independence Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dash Crofts in Cisco: Texas, USA; singer (Seals and Crofts - "Summer Breeze").
  • Maria Buccella: Italian glamour model, Miss Italy contestant (1959) and film actress.
  • Tom Eyen: American playwright, lyricist, television writer and theatre director.
  • Alexei Panshin: American writer, a novelist and sci-fi favorite, winning both the Nebula and Hugo awards.
  • Galen Hall: WLAF Head Coach (Orlando Thunder, Rhein Fire).
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Facts:
  • Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: VicePresident Nominee McNary
  • Time: Dictator-President of Brazil
  • Life: Woman on sailboat

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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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