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Wednesday 11 December 1940

US date format: 12/11/1940, UK date format: 11/12/1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 11, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Donna Mills and Patrick Tovatt in Garrett Ridge. Flight Command, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Gabby.
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Flight Command

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey, Walter Pidgeon, Paul Kelly

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Santa Fe Trail

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan

Country: United States

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The Philadelphia Story

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey

Country: United States

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Go West

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, John Carroll

Country: United States

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The Son of Monte Cristo

Directed by: Rowland V. Lee

Starring: Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, Florence Bates

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Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 December 1940 ?

  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
Famous Birthdays:
  • Donna Mills: TV Actress.
  • David Gates in Tulsa: Oklahoma, USA; musician (Bread - "If", "Everything I Own").
  • Patrick Tovatt in Garrett Ridge: Colorado, USA; actor (Cal - As the World Turns).
  • Edward Penhoet: American biochemist and CEO of Chiron, a biotech research and project company Penhoet has an AB in Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry; for relaxation he works in his vineyard.
  • David Gates: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Bread).
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  • Russian General Zhukov warns of German assault.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 11, 1940 - Geocentric view

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