Friday November 08, 1940

US date format: 11/8/1940, UK date format: 8/11/1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Michel Duffour and Charles Kowal. The Letter, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Gabby.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • RAF bombs Munich
  • MS City of Rayville is sunk by a naval mine, the first US merchant to be lost in the war off Cape Otway, Australia

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Movies

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The Letter

The Letter

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort

Country: United States of America

Three Men from Texas

Three Men from Texas

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde, Morris Ankrum

Arizona

Arizona

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

Starring: Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William, Porter Hall

Melody Ranch

Melody Ranch

Directed by: Joseph Santley

Starring: Gene Autry, Jimmy Durante, Ann Miller, Barton MacLane

Bitter Sweet

Bitter Sweet

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, George Sanders, Ian Hunter

TV Series

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Gabby

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States of America

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