Monday July 08, 1940

US date format: 7/8/1940, UK date format: 8/7/1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 8, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Marcia Rodd and Ben Chapman. Boys of the City, directed by Joseph H. Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald

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Movies

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Boys of the City

Boys of the City

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Hal E. Chester, Frankie Burke

Maryland

Maryland

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter, Brenda Joyce, John Payne

The Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

Country: United States of America

All This, and Heaven Too

All This, and Heaven Too

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O'Neil

Country: United States of America

Winners of the West

Winners of the West

Directed by: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor

Starring: Dick Foran, Anne Nagel, Tom Fadden, James Craig

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