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Sunday 16 June 1940

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hans Dorrestijn and Neil Goldschmidt. The Mortal Storm, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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Movies

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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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Our Town

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter

Country: United States

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Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson

Country: United States

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My Favorite Wife

Directed by: Garson Kanin

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement
Famous Birthdays:
  • Hans Dorrestijn: Dutch cabaret performer.
  • Neil Goldschmidt: American politician, the Mayor of Portland, OR in 1973 and appointed the Secretary of Transportation by President Carter in late-1979.
  • Māris Čaklais: Latvian poet writer and journalist (d. 2003).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Vitezslava Kapralova: Composer, dies at 25.
  • DuBose Heyward: American writer and lyricist whose 1925 novel "Porgy", co-written with his wife Dorothy, became the foundation of the hit musical "Porgy and Bess.
Facts:
  • General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux
  • A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.
  • World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Petain becomes Premier of Vichy France.
  • The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held for the first time in Sturgis, South Dakota.
  • The Soviet Army enters the Baltic states of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.

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  • Life: Emperor Hirohito
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- June 10, 1940
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Books

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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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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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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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