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Friday 2 February 1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 2, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Jason and Alan "Tea". Broadway Melody of 1940, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Down on the Farm.
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What the sky looked like on 2 February 1940

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Movies

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

Broadway Melody of 1940

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan

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My Little Chickadee

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

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

Country: United States

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Swiss Family Robinson

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: Thomas Mitchell, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew, Terry Kilburn

Country: United States

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Vigil in the Night

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Carole Lombard, Anne Shirley, Brian Aherne, Julien Mitchell

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East Side Kids

Directed by: Robert F. Hill

Starring: Leon Ames, Dennis Moore, Joyce Bryant, Hal E. Chester

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Down on the Farm

Starring: A.G. Street

Vanity Fair

Directed by: nbcu

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 February 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
  • St. Adelbald
  • Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
  • United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
  • Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
Famous Birthdays:
  • David Jason: British comedy actor on the TV series "Open All Hours" and "Only Fools and Horses.
  • Alan "Tea": Caddy; rock guitarist (Tornados - "Globetrotter").
  • Brenda Kerrigan: American noted family and mother of skating champ, Nancy Kerrigan.
  • Thomas M[ichael] Disch: United States -- Sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs).
  • Thomas Disch: American author and poet (d. 2008).
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Facts:
  • Vsevolod Meyerhold is executed in the Soviet Union on charges of treason and espionage. He is cleared of all charges 15 years later in the first waves of de-Stalinization

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 02, 1940 - Geocentric view

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