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Saturday 2 March 1940

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Frederik van Zyl Slabbert chairman (South African Progressive Federal Party and Tony Croatto. The Baker's Wife, directed by Marcel Pagnol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while The Nazarene by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books.
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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

Which were the important events of 2 March 1940 ?

  • Blessed Charles the Good, Count of Flanders (+Bruges 1127)
  • saint Jovinus
  • Saint Abdalon
  • Church of England - Saint Chad's Day.
  • Texas Independence Day (1836).
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  • 1st intercollegiate track meet telecast, Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island, Finland.
  • Cartoon character Elmer Fudd makes his debut in the animated short ''Elmer's Candid Camera''.

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

The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch


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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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