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Sunday 16 June 1940

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 16, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Neil Goldschmidt and Carole Ann Ford. The Mortal Storm, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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What the sky looked like on 16 June 1940

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Movies

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The Mortal Storm

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan

Country: United States

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Frontier Crusader

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Tim McCoy, Dorothy Short, Lou Fulton, Karl Hackett

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On the Spot

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Frankie Darro, Mary Kornman, Mantan Moreland, John St. Polis

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The Ghost Breakers

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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Brother Orchid

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern, Donald Crisp

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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
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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 16, 1940 - Geocentric view

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