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Friday 1 March 1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ralph Towner in Chehalis and David Broome. The Baker's Wife, directed by Marcel Pagnol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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TV Series

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Movies

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

The Baker's Wife

Directed by: Marcel Pagnol

Starring: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin

Country: United States

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'Northwest Passage' (Book I -- Rogers' Rangers)

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan

Country: United States

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La Bête Humaine

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon

Country: United States

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A Chump at Oxford

Directed by: Alfred Goulding

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey

Country: United States

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My Little Chickadee

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

Starring: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Eudoxia
  • Self Injury Awareness Day
  • Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
  • Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
  • Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
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Facts:
  • 12th Academy Awards: Gone With the Wind, Robert Donat and Vivien Leigh win.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Esquire
  • Life: Houston drivein
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Thomas E. Dewey -- Feb. 26, 1940

Books

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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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