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Wednesday 13 November 1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joan Haanappel and Justine "Baby" Washington. Fantasia, directed by Leopold Stokowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gabby.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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 ?

Fantasia

Directed by: Leopold Stokowski

Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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The Mark of Zorro

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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North West Mounted Police

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard

Country: United States

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Christmas in July

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn

Country: United States

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The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Iovis epulum; feast of Feronia
  • R.C. Saints - Bricius of Tours; Mother Cabrini; Saint Homobonus
  • Also see November 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joan Haanappel: Figure skater / sports reporter.
  • Justine "Baby" Washington: US singer (Only Those in Love).
  • Daniel Pilon: Canadian actor.
  • Jean Audouze: French astrophysicist, who is a research director at CNRS and teaches at the Paris Institute of Political Science "Sciences Po".
  • Saul Kripke: American author, philosopher and educator, a professor at Rockefeller University and Princeton.
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Facts:
  • RKO Radio Pictures world premieres Disney's third animated feature film, Fantasia, at New York's Broadway Theater. The film introduces stereophonic sound to motion pictures via a special sound system called Fantasound. This is Mickey Mouse' feature film debut, in the segment The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

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  • Life: Michigans Tom Harmon
  • Time: Marine Corps Commandant
  • Life: Voters rally

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Books

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

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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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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How Green Was My Valley

By: Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when ...

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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