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Monday 30 December 1940

1940-12-30

It was Monday, 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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 December 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Philippe Cousteau: French oceanographer and cinematographer, the younger son and chief protégé of his famous dad, Jacques Cousteau, working as a diver and photographer.
  • James Burrows: TV producer / director (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Childe Wills: early associate of Henry Ford, one of the first employees of the Ford Motor Company, and a contributor to the design of the Model T (Born 1878).
Facts:
  • In Sweden, Victor Hasselblad forms the Victor Hasselblad AB Camera Company.
  • In Korea, the ''Hunminjeongeum'' (1446) is discovered, explaining the basis of the Hangul alphabet.
  • US historian Arthur Marder publishes ''The Anatomy of British Sea Power: a history of British naval policy in the pre-Dreadnought era, 1880-1905''.
  • Olympic Games, assigned to Tokyo, Japan, and later to Helsinki, Finland, are suspended due to WWII.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Yes, My Darling Daughter - Dinah Shore

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: British in Egypt
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lily Pons -- Dec. 30, 1940
  • Life: Party season

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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