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Wednesday 15 May 1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 15, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ira Einhorn and Don Nelson. Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
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What the sky looked like on 15 May 1940

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Movies

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

Our Town

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States

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Island of Doomed Men

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Peter Lorre, Rochelle Hudson, Robert Wilcox, Don Beddoe

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Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Country: United States

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Torrid Zone

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Andy Devine

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Flight Angels

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: Virginia Bruce, Dennis Morgan, Wayne Morris, Ralph Bellamy

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 May 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
  • International conscientious objectors' day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ira Einhorn: American guru and '60s celebrity, once Philadelphia's leading hippie and self-described "planetary enzyme.
  • Don Nelson: American basketball General Manager with the Mavericks.
  • Lainie Kazan: American actress and singer.
  • Beth Stone: LPGA golfer.
  • Roger Ailes: American businessman.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st nylon stockings sold in US
  • 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300
  • German troops occupy Amsterdam, General Winkelman surrenders
  • McDonald's opens its first restaurant, in San Bernardino, California.
  • German armour division moves into Northern France.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 15, 1940 - Geocentric view

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