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Thursday 12 December 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 12, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dionne Warwick and André Bercoff. 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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Movies

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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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TV Series

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

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dionne Warwick: American singer and recording artist with many hits to her credit.
  • André Bercoff: Franco-Lebanese journalist and writer, who has written under the pseudonyms of Philippe de Commines, Philippe Mura, Catherine Médicis and Caton.
  • Frances Willard: American magician.
  • Shirley Englehorn: LPGA golfer.
  • Sharad Pawar: Indian politician Indian Minister of Agriculture.
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Facts:
  • British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani.
  • World War II: Approximately 70 people are killed in the Marples Hotel, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield as a result of a German air raid.
  • WWII British destroyers sink an Italian submarine off Bardia.
  • Royal Navy Fairey Swordfish based on Malta bomb Tripoli.
  • Plutonium is first synthesized in the laboratory by a team led by Glenn T. Seaborg and Edwin McMillan at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 12, 1940 - Geocentric view

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