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Friday 19 July 1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dennis Cole in Detroit and Vikki Carr. Pride and Prejudice, directed by Robert Z. Leonard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Pride and Prejudice

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley

Country: United States

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All This, and Heaven Too

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn

Country: United States

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The Sea Hawk

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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Tom Brown's School Days

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon

Country: United States

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The Mortal Storm

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 July 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
  • St. Symmachus
  • St. Machrina
  • St. Arsenius
  • Catholic - Feasts of St. Vincent de Paul
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dennis Cole in Detroit: Michigan, USA; actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World).
  • Vikki Carr: American musician; a singer and recording artist who frequently sings multilingually.
  • Dennis Cole: American film and television actor, who was a model for men's physique magazines before breaking into acting.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Samuel H Chang: American newspaper magnate, is murdered in Shanghai, China.
Facts:
  • Hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders
  • Nazi occupiers imprison 231 prominent Dutch citizens in Buchenwald
  • World War II: Battle of Cape Spada : The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clash; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sinks, with 121 casualties.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Rita Hayworth
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Viacheslav Molotov -- July 15, 1940
  • Life: Admiral Stark

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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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