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Friday 16 August 1940

1940-08-16

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Foreign Correspondent, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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 ?

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bruce Beresford: Austral director (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies).
  • Alix Dobkin: American lesbian folk singer-songwriter, who released a number of albums as well as a songbook and has toured the world.
  • John Craven: English journalist and television presenter.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Billy Fiske: US RAF-pilot / 2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries.
  • Henri Desgrange: French bicycle racer and sports journalist, inventor of the cyclist Tour de France in 1903.
Facts:
  • 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
  • World War II: The Communist Party is banned in German-occupied Norway.

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

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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