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Saturday 6 January 1940, Epiphany

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Olga Georges-Picot and John Byrne (playwright). The Shop Around the Corner, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Down on the Farm.
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Movies

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The Shop Around the Corner

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

Country: United States

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His Girl Friday

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

Country: United States

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The Invisible Man Returns

Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton

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Mexican Spitfire

Directed by: Leslie Goodwins

Starring: Lupe Velez, Leon Errol, Donald Woods, Linda Hayes

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At the Circus

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kenny Baker

Country: United States

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 January 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
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Facts:
  • WWII: Winter War: General Semyon Timoshenko takes command of all Russian forces.
  • WWII: Food rationing begins in Great Britain.

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