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Tuesday 8 October 1940

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 8, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Thomas Moore (spiritual writer) and Thomas Moore. The Great Dictator, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Gabby.
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The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Country: United States

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The Long Voyage Home

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond

Country: United States

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Third Finger, Left Hand

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Walburn, Lee Bowman

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Down Argentine Way

Directed by: Irving Cummings

Starring: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood

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Too Many Girls

Directed by: George Abbott

Starring: Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller, Eddie Bracken

Country: United States

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Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
  • Thomas Moore (spiritual writer)
  • Thomas Moore: American writer, the author of the best-selling "Care of the Soul," which sold two million copies as well as other bestsellers "Soul Mates, The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life," "The Planets Within" and "The Soul of Sex," spring 1998.
  • Fred Cash: Chattanooga, Tennessee -- Rocker (Impressions).
  • Paul Hogan: Australian actor producer and screenwriter.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Robert Emden: Swiss geo / astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78.
  • Cin Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series
  • German troops enter Romania to protect its oilfields.

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