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Wednesday 23 October 1940

1940-10-23

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). North West Mounted Police, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

North West Mounted Police

North West Mounted Police

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard

Country: United States

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Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn

Country: United States

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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie

Country: United States

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The Long Voyage Home

The Long Voyage Home

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Too Many Girls

Too Many Girls

Directed by: George Abbott

Starring: Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Gabby

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 October 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Ferry Boat Serenade - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Wendell Willkie -- Oct. 21, 1940
  • Life: Sweater season
  • Esquire

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

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

Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther

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

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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