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Thursday 20 June 1940

1940-06-20

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Tom Brown's School Days, directed by Robert Stevenson, 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 ?

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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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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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 20 June 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
Famous Birthdays:
  • William Avery: American CEO of Crown Cork & Seal, specializing in merchandise marketing of the bottling and canning company.
  • Charles Rothenberg: American infamous arsonist, convicted in 1983 of one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, that of setting his son on fire.
  • Marcel Duriez: French field and track star, 110m hurdles, who competed in the Olympics in Tokyo in 1964 and in Mexico City in 1968.
  • Mark Savan: American broadcaster, a disk jockey and commentator with KFWB, bright, articulate and personable.
  • Eugen Drewermann: German priest and theologian.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jehan Alain: French musician, an organist and composer.
Facts:
  • Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

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  • 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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