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Monday 9 December 1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sammy Strain and Gianni Cavina. Santa Fe Trail, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Movies

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

Santa Fe Trail

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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Go West

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx

Country: United States

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The Thief of Bagdad

Directed by: Ludwig Berger

Starring: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez

Country: United States

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The Bank Dick

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

Starring: W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel

Country: United States

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The Letter

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 December 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Anti-Corruption Day [1]
  • Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
  • Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
  • Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
  • Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sammy Strain: American singer (Imperials - "Hurt So Bad").
  • Gianni Cavina: Italian film actor who has appeared in more than 45 films since 1949.
  • Clancy Eccles: Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Maletti: Italian General, dies in battle.
Facts:
  • Illeagal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
  • British assault on Banghazi Libya.
  • World War II: Operation Compass : British and Indian troops under the command of Major-General Richard O'Connor attack Italian forces near Sidi Barrani in Egypt.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1940 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Dream Valley - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ginger Rogers
  • Time: President-elect Manuel Avila Camacho
  • Life: Balloonist

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Stars on the Sea

By: F. van Wyck

Deals with the founding of the United States Navy during the American Revolution.

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How Green Was My Valley

By: Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when ...

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch

Nazarene

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