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. [...]
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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