Monday January 15, 1940

US date format: 1/15/1940, UK date format: 15/1/1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 15, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Anna Hazare and Nicky Buchwald. The Grapes of Wrath, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Down on the Farm.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
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Movies

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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Country: United States of America

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

The Stars Look Down

The Stars Look Down

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Edward Rigby, Emlyn Williams

The Fighting 69th

The Fighting 69th

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn

Country: United States of America

The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

Starring: A.G. Street

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Directed by: nbcu

Days to next January 15

If January 15, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 6 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 8 days.
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