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Saturday 22 June 1940

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charles Harvey and Esther Rantzen. Tom Brown's School Days, directed by Robert Stevenson, 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 ?

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 22 June 1940 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Charles Harvey: British astrologer, teacher, organizer, author, researcher and counselor, an integral part of British astrology for more than 30 years.
  • Esther Rantzen: British TV personality and producer, entering the industry in 1965.
  • Joan Busfield: English sociologist psychologist and academic.
  • Hubert Chesshyre: English historian and author.
  • Abbas Kiarostami: Author / director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up).
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Facts:
  • France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
  • SS rounds up 31 German / Polish / Dutch Jews in Roermond Neth
  • France is forced to sign the Second Compiegne armistice with Germany.

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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

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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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