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Friday 15 November 1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sam Waterston in Cambridge and Michel De Bonnecorse. The Letter, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingwa was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gabby.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

The Letter

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 November 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Austria - Saint Leopold's day -- no school in Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria
  • USA - America Recycles Day
  • Norway - The official skolebr�d-day on Sunnland skole
  • Roman festivals - Festival in honor of Feronia (others say 13 November)
  • Brazil - Republic Proclamation Day (1889)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sam Waterston in Cambridge: Massachusetts, USA; actor (Law and Order, Capricorn One, Heaven's Gate).
  • Michel De Bonnecorse: French senior official and diplomat.
  • Maurice Depalmas: French jockey, winner of the Arc de Triomphe in 1962 riding Soltikoff.
  • Tony Mendez: American CIA technical operations officer, now retired, who specialized in support of clandestine and covert CIA operations.
  • Carl Thorne: American petroleum engineer and CEO of Energy Services, a hodgepodge of oil services and equipment.
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Facts:
  • 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
  • 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington and AC Seagulls
  • New York Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
  • First 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime in US.

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What news were making the headlines those days in November 1940?

  • 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 ?

For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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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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The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch

Nazarene

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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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