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..
Which were the most popular movies released in October 1940 ?
- North West Mounted Police
directed by Cecil B. DeMille
starring: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard
- Christmas in July
directed by Preston Sturges
starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn
- The Great Dictator
directed by Charles Chaplin
starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie
- The Long Voyage Home
directed by John Ford
starring: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter
- Too Many Girls
directed by George Abbott
starring: Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller
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Which were the important events of Wednesday, 23 October 1940 ?
Famous People born
- 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
: Liverpool, England -- Rock drummer (Gerry & The Pacemakers)
Jordan Christopher in Youngston
: Ohio, USA; actor (Return of the Seven).
: American singer (d. 2009)
Baby Jane Holzer
: American art collector, film producer and Andy Warhol ''superstar''
: Brazilian footballer
What news were making the headlines those days in October 1940 ?
TIME Magazine Cover: Wendell Willkie -- Oct. 21, 1940
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 South Wales still prospered, when coal dust had not yet blackened the valley. [...]
by Jan Struther
Hardcover. 8vo. Pink cloth in dust jacket. First edition, signed and inscribed by the author on freepaper. Some discoloration and rubbing to dj, some edgewear. Some dusting to top edges, light spotting to page edges. [...]
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