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Monday 1 January 1940, NewYear’s Day

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Laszlo Sary and Richard Henry Orton. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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Movies

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

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke

Country: United States

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Of Mice and Men

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field

Country: United States

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Gulliver's Travels

Directed by: Dave Fleischer

Starring: Jessica Dragonette, Lanny Ross, Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Gone with the Wind

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States

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Destry Rides Again

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer

Country: United States

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  1. The Man Who Comes Around - Tommy Tucker & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Queen Elizabeth
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joseph Stalin, Man of the Year -- Jan. 1, 1940
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Books

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

Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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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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The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch

Nazarene

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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