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Thursday 24 October 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include F Murray Abraham and Jean-Pierre Genet. North West Mounted Police, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Gabby.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard

Country: United States

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Christmas in July

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn

Country: United States

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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

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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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

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants
  • Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball.
  • 40 hour work week goes into effect in US (Fair Labor Standards of 1938).

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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Magazine Covers

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

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

Books

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

How Green Was My Valley

By: Richard Llewellyn

A poignant coming-of-age novel set in a Welsh mining town, Richard Llewellyn's How Green Was My Valley is a paean to a more innocent age, published in Penguin Modern Classics Growing up in a mining community in rural South Wales, ...

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Meet Mrs. Miniver. She is the universal, heart-warming symbol of the endurable and pleasant sides of existence. Against the shadow of the present she holds up to view the everyday domesticities, the comings and goings of famioy live, and finds ...

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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Videogames

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