Monday July 15, 1940

US date format: 7/15/1940, UK date format: 15/7/1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 15, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Wallis Annenberg and Ronald Gene Simmons. Pride and Prejudice, directed by Robert Z. Leonard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
  • Confuflux (Discordianism)
  • Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
  • Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
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Events

  • Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
  • First betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Illinois, USA.
  • U.S. politics: The Democratic Party begins its national convention in Chicago, and nominates Franklin D. Roosevelt for an unprecedented third term as president.
  • WWII: Allied victory at the Battle of Cape Spada and five destroyers sink the Italian cruiser ''Bartolomeo Colleoni''.
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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Mary Boland, Edna May Oliver

Country: United States of America

They Drive by Night

They Drive by Night

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino

Country: United States of America

Blondie Has Servant Trouble

Blondie Has Servant Trouble

Directed by: Frank R. Strayer

Starring: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

When the Daltons Rode

When the Daltons Rode

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy, George Bancroft

Boys of the City

Boys of the City

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Hal E. Chester, Frankie Burke

Days to next July 15

If July 15, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 7 days.
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