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Friday 13 December 1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Steve Harmon in Brooklyn and Sanjaya Lall. Santa Fe Trail, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while The Nazarene by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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 13 December 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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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 ?

The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch

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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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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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