Monday June 10, 1940

US date format: 6/10/1940, UK date format: 10/6/1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 10, 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 John William Stevens and Augie Auer. The Mortal Storm, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Onuphrius, hermit, confessor [GTZ: Augsburg]
  • Saint Olivia
  • Saint Bardo
  • Saint Landoald, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
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Events

  • French government moves to Bordeaux
  • German Dutch Q-ship Atlantis sinks Norwegian tanker
  • German 5th Armour division occupies Rouen
  • Italy declares war on France and Britain during WWII
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The Mortal Storm

The Mortal Storm

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan

Country: United States of America

Frontier Crusader

Frontier Crusader

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Tim McCoy, Dorothy Short, Lou Fulton, Karl Hackett

On the Spot

On the Spot

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Frankie Darro, Mary Kornman, Mantan Moreland, John St. Polis

The Ghost Breakers

The Ghost Breakers

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas

Country: United States of America

Brother Orchid

Brother Orchid

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern, Donald Crisp

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