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Monday 15 July 1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ronald Gene Simmons and Wallis Annenberg. All This, and Heaven Too, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while The Nazarene by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

All This, and Heaven Too

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn

Country: United States

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The Sea Hawk

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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Tom Brown's School Days

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon

Country: United States

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The Mortal Storm

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young

Country: United States

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The Ghost Breakers

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 July 1940 ?

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
  • Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Robert Wadlow: American giant who weighed 12 lbs at birth and was the size of a three-year-old by the age of six months.
  • Donald Calthrop: English actor (d. 1940).
  • Eugen Bleuler: Swiss psychiatrist and eugenicist (d. 1940).
Facts:
  • 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Illinois
  • 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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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1940?

  • Life: Rita Hayworth
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Viacheslav Molotov -- July 15, 1940
  • Life: Admiral Stark

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Books

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

The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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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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