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Sunday 23 June 1940

1940-06-23

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. 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 23 June 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • J??i (L?go) - Latvia
  • Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
  • The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [4]
  • National holiday - Luxembourg
  • Midsummer's Eve, Christianized the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated in much of Northern Europe and the British Islands
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stu Sutcliffe: British artist and musician, a painter and bass player for The Beatles at their formation in 1960.
  • Adam Faith: England, United Kingdom -- Singer (Poor Me, What Do You Want?).
  • Derry Irvine: Baron Irvine of Lairg Scottish lawyer judge and politician Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
  • Mike Shrimpton: New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 2015).
  • Stuart Sutcliffe: original Beatles bassist, dies of brain hemorrhage at age 21.
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Facts:
  • Marcel Louette seeks opposition group White Brigade on Antwerp
  • RAF bombs Schiphol
  • World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.
  • United States politics: The Republican Party begins its national convention in Philadelphia and nominates Wendell Willkie as its candidate for president.
  • WWII: Vichy France signs armistice terms with Italy.

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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

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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