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Thursday 1 August 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Linda Marshall and Co Hoedeman. Le Jour se Leve, directed by Marcel Carn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while Kitty Foyle by Christopher Morle was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

They Drive by Night

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Pride and Prejudice

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley

Country: United States

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All This, and Heaven Too

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn

Country: United States

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The Sea Hawk

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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Tom Brown's School Days

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 1 August 1940 ?

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
  • Switzerland - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Linda Marshall: American entrepreneur who serves as the President of Elysee Scientific Cosmetics Inc.
  • Co Hoedeman
  • Donald Pardus: American accountant and CEO of Eastern Utilities Associates, a utilities company.
  • Mervyn Kitchen: Former Somerset cricketer and cricket international umpire.
  • Ram Loevy: Israeli director and screenwriter.
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  • WWII: British submarine is sunk.

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

Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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Stars on the Sea

By: F. van Wyck

Deals with the founding of the United States Navy during the American Revolution.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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