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Wednesday 31 January 1940

1940-01-31

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Pinocchio, directed by Norman Ferguson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Pinocchio

Directed by: Norman Ferguson

Starring: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc

Country: United States

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The Fighting 69th

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent

Country: United States

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The Grapes of Wrath

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine

Country: United States

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The Blue Bird

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce

Country: United States

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The Shop Around the Corner

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
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Facts:
  • 40 U-boats sunk this month (111,000 ton)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Lana Turner
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Robert A. Taft -- Jan. 29, 1940
  • Life: Dutch East Indies

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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