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Thursday 8 February 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Talib Rasul Hakim and François Démard. My Little Chickadee, directed by Edward F. Cline, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingwa was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

My Little Chickadee

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

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

Country: United States

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Swiss Family Robinson

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: Thomas Mitchell, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew

Country: United States

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Pinocchio

Directed by: Norman Ferguson

Starring: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc

Country: United States

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The Fighting 69th

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent

Country: United States

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The Grapes of Wrath

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
  • Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Lodtz, 1st large ghetto established by Nazis in Poland

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in February 1940?

  • Life: Swedish Army pilots
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Barron Mannerheim -- Feb. 5, 1940
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Books

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch

Nazarene

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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