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Tuesday 18 June 1940

1940-06-18

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Mortal Storm, directed by Frank Borzage, 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 months ?

The Mortal Storm

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young

Country: United States

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The Ghost Breakers

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson

Country: United States

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Our Town

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter

Country: United States

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Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson

Country: United States

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My Favorite Wife

Directed by: Garson Kanin

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott

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

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Holidays:
  • Seychelles - National Day.
  • Brazil - Chemist's Day.
  • Father's Day, US, UK, Chile (2006).
  • Autistic Pride Day, beginning in 2005.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jim Albus: Staten Island, New York -- PGA golfer (1991 Mazda Senior Players).
  • Casimiro Ferrari: Italian famed mountain climber; so skilled that he was nicknamed "the spider of Patagonia.
  • Michael Sheard: British actor (d. 2005).
  • Bob Duncan: Prison warden (Gartree Prison in the UK).
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Facts:
  • Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy Nazi occupiers
  • German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs and chickens
  • Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that this was their finest hour
  • Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
  • ''Finest Hour'' speech by Winston Churchill.

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

  • Life: GMs Knudsen
  • Time: French Premier Paul Reynaud
  • Life: Emperor Hirohito

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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