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Saturday 21 December 1940

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul [Ray Hildebrand] and Frank Zappa in Baltimore. Hôtel du Nord, directed by Marcel Carn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1940 or at December 21 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Hôtel du Nord

Directed by: Marcel Carn

Starring: Annabella, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Louis Jouvet

Country: United States

Kitty Foyle

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig

Country: United States

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The Philadelphia Story

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

Country: United States

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Santa Fe Trail

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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Go West

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Find out your future

Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), dies of a heart attack in Hollywood, California at age 44.

Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1940 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. There I Go - Will Bradley & His Orchestra
  2. So You're the One - Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra
  3. I Give You My Word - Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra
  4. Along the Santa Fe Trail - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Greek soldier
  • Time: Aristocratic Commander in Chief who taught and led the Greek Arm
  • Life: Ginger Rogers

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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Remember when

Remember when

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Videogames

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