Monday January 08, 1940

US date format: 1/8/1940, UK date format: 8/1/1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 8, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Little Anthony [Gourdine] and Cristy Lane. The Blue Bird, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Down on the Farm.
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 08, 1940?


Holidays

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.

Events

  • World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.

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Movies

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The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard

Country: United States of America

Congo Maisie

Congo Maisie

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Ann Sothern, John Carroll, Rita Johnson, Shepperd Strudwick

The Fatal Hour

The Fatal Hour

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, Charles Trowbridge

The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

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

Country: United States of America

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday

Directed by: Howard Hawks

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

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 08, 1940?
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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - The Last Time I Saw Paris

TV Series

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Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

Starring: A.G. Street

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Directed by: nbcu

Days to next January 08

If January 08, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 6 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 1 day.
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