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Thursday 8 August 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 8, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Just Jaeckin and Dilip Sardesai. Foreign Correspondent, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Foreign Correspondent

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Country: United States

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The Durango Kid

Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Starring: Charles Starrett, Luana Walters, Kenneth MacDonald, Francis Walker

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Stranger on the Third Floor

Directed by: Boris Ingster

Starring: Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Charles Waldron

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The Golden Fleecing

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

Starring: Lew Ayres, Rita Johnson, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Grey

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Doomed to Die

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, William Stelling

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1940 ?

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Just Jaeckin: French film director, best known for "Emmanuelle", played by Sylvia Kristel.
  • Dilip Sardesai: Indian cricketer (d. 2007).
  • Dennis Tito: American engineer and businessman founded Wilshire Associates.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Johnny Dodds: American clarinet player and saxophonist (d. 1940).
  • 31 German aircrafts shot down over England
  • Battle of Britain began as Germany launches air attacks
  • The ''Aufbau Ost'' directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.
  • WWII: Wilhelm Keitel signs the quotAufbau Ostquot directive, which eventually leads to the invasion of the Soviet Union.

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