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Friday 27 December 1940

1940-12-27

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Reluctant Dragon, directed by Alfred L. Werker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Reluctant Dragon

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper

Country: United States

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Night Train to Munich

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid

Country: United States

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Hôtel du Nord

Directed by: Marcel Carn

Starring: Annabella, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Louis Jouvet

Country: United States

Kitty Foyle

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig

Country: United States

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The Philadelphia Story

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Men at Work

Country: United States

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Men at Work

Country: United States

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Men at Work

Country: United States

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Men at Work

Country: United States

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Men at Work

Country: United States

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Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 December 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. There I Go - Will Bradley & His Orchestra
  2. So You're the One - Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra
  3. I Give You My Word - Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra
  4. Along the Santa Fe Trail - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Party season
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Martin Neimoller -- Dec. 23, 1940
  • Life: Greek soldier

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 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

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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 1940 FIRST

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