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Friday 15 November 1940

1940-11-15

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Letter, directed by William Wyler, 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 Letter

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson

Country: United States

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Fantasia

Directed by: Leopold Stokowski

Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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The Mark of Zorro

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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North West Mounted Police

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard

Country: United States

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Christmas in July

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 November 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Austria - Saint Leopold's day -- no school in Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria
  • USA - America Recycles Day
  • Norway - The official skolebr�d-day on Sunnland skole
  • Roman festivals - Festival in honor of Feronia (others say 13 November)
  • Brazil - Republic Proclamation Day (1889)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tony Mendez: American CIA technical operations officer, now retired, who specialized in support of clandestine and covert CIA operations.
  • Maurice Depalmas: French jockey, winner of the Arc de Triomphe in 1962 riding Soltikoff.
  • Sam Waterston in Cambridge: Massachusetts, USA; actor (Law and Order, Capricorn One, Heaven's Gate).
  • Sam Waterston: American actor of stage, television and film, onscreen since 1967, who made his reputation in the early ‘70s with sensitive performances in such films as "The Great Gatsby," 1974, "Rancho DeLuxe," 1975, "Heaven’s Gate," 1979 and "The Killing Fields," 1984, for which he was nominated for an Oscar.
  • Michel De Bonnecorse: French senior official and diplomat.
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Facts:
  • 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
  • 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington and AC Seagulls
  • New York Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
  • First 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime in US.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Michigans Tom Harmon
  • Time: Marine Corps Commandant
  • Life: Voters rally

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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