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Wednesday 11 September 1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bernie Dwyer and Nong Duc Manh. The Westerner, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while Kitty Foyle by Christopher Morle was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Westerner

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport

Country: United States

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Boom Town

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert

Country: United States

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Foreign Correspondent

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall

Country: United States

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The Great McGinty

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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The Return of Frank James

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 September 1940 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Bernie Dwyer: Rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers).
  • Nong Duc Manh: Vietnamese politician.
  • Brian De Palma: American film director, screenwriter, and producer, one of the hot-shot young directors of the '70s along with Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and George Lucas.
  • Nông Mạnh: Vietnamese politician.
  • Thomas McCraw: American historian and author (d. 2012).
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Facts:
  • 54th Postmaster General: Frank C Walker of Pa takes office
  • Anton Mussert establishes Dutch SS
  • Buckingham Palace in London destroyed by German bombs
  • George Stibitz performs the first remote operation of a computer.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Carol Bruce
  • Time: Republican National Chairman
  • Life: Dionnes Communion

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Books

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

Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch

Nazarene

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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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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