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Friday 16 February 1940

1940-02-16

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). 'Northwest Passage' (Book I -- Rogers' Rangers), directed by King Vidor, 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 ?

'Northwest Passage' (Book I -- Rogers' Rangers)

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan

Country: United States

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La Bête Humaine

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon

Country: United States

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A Chump at Oxford

Directed by: Alfred Goulding

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey

Country: United States

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My Little Chickadee

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

Starring: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia

Country: United States

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Swiss Family Robinson

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: Thomas Mitchell, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew

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 16 February 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
  • Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • British search plane finds German Altmark off Norway
  • World War II: Altmark Incident: The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. 299 British prisoners are freed.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Floral valentine hat
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eve Curie -- Feb. 12, 1940
  • Life: Swedish Army pilots

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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