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Tuesday 2 January 1940

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jim Bakker and Daniel Heydon. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck was one of the best selling books.
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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 January 1940 ?

  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jim Bakker: American TV evangelist who built up a huge fortune before he was indicted on 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy in 1987.
  • Daniel Heydon: American author, numerologist and astrologer who wrote a book on numerology that was published by Dell Books.
  • S R S Varadhan: Indian-American mathematician.
  • Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud: Saudi Arabian economist and politician Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015).
  • S Varadhan: Indian-American mathematician and academic.
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1940 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. The Man Who Comes Around - Tommy Tucker & His Orchestra

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

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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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch


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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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