It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in October 1940 ?

  • North West Mounted PoliceNorth West Mounted Police
    directed by Cecil B. DeMille
    starring: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard
  • Christmas in JulyChristmas in July
    directed by Preston Sturges
    starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn
  • The Great DictatorThe Great Dictator
    directed by Charles Chaplin
    starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie
  • The Long Voyage HomeThe Long Voyage Home
    directed by John Ford
    starring: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter
  • Too Many GirlsToo Many Girls
    directed by George Abbott
    starring: Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Wednesday, 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
  • French Republican Calendar - CTleri (Celery) Day, second day in the Month of Brumaire

Famous People born
Freddie Marsden: Liverpool, England -- Rock drummer (Gerry & The Pacemakers)
Jordan Christopher in Youngston: Ohio, USA; actor (Return of the Seven).
Ellie Greenwich: American singer (d. 2009)
Baby Jane Holzer: American art collector, film producer and Andy Warhol ''superstar''
Pele: Brazilian footballer

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Magazine Covers

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

  •  TIME Magazine Cover: Wendell Willkie -- Oct. 21, 1940 Time
    TIME Magazine Cover: Wendell Willkie -- Oct. 21, 1940
  •  Esquire Magazine cover Esquire
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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 South Wales still prospered, when coal dust had not yet blackened the valley.

Kitty Foyle by Christopher Morle

Kitty Foyle

by Christopher Morle


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.,

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls

by Ernest Hemingwa


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