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Tuesday 28 May 1940

1940-05-28

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Our Town

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter

Country: United States

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Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson

Country: United States

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My Favorite Wife

Directed by: Garson Kanin

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott

Country: United States

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Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Directed by: Ford Beebe

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton

Country: United States

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One Million B.C.

Directed by: Hal Roach Jr.

Starring: Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 May 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
  • Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
  • Lanfranc
  • Bernard of Menthon
  • Augustine of Canterbury
Famous Birthdays:
  • Maeve Binchy: Irish author and playwright (d. 2012).
  • David Brewer: English politician Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.
  • Shlomo Riskin: American rabbi and academic founded the Lincoln Square Synagogue.
  • Betty Shabazz: Educator / talk show hostess / widow (Malcolm X).
  • Hans Dulfer: Tenor saxophonist / director (Paradiso).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
  • World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.

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

  • Life: German invader
  • Time: The job of the R. A. F. in France was directed by Air Marshal-Arthur Sheridan Barratt; Marshal Barra
  • Life: French general

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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