Friday August 16, 1940

US date format: 8/16/1940, UK date format: 16/8/1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Bruce Beresford and John Craven. Young People, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Movies

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Young People

Young People

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Shirley Temple, Jack Oakie, Charlotte Greenwood, Arleen Whelan

Foreign Correspondent

Foreign Correspondent

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Country: United States of America

Stranger on the Third Floor

Stranger on the Third Floor

Directed by: Boris Ingster

Starring: Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Charles Waldron

The Durango Kid

The Durango Kid

Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Starring: Charles Starrett, Luana Walters, Kenneth MacDonald, Francis Walker

The Golden Fleecing

The Golden Fleecing

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

Starring: Lew Ayres, Rita Johnson, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Grey

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944

Events

  • 45 German aircrafts shot down over England

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