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Saturday 16 March 1940

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 16, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jan Schaefer and Bernardo Bertolucci. Rebecca, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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 16 March 1940

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Movies

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

Rebecca

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Country: United States

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Band Waggon

Directed by: Marcel Varnel

Starring: Arthur Askey, Jack Hylton and His Band, Richard Murdoch, Pat Kirkwood

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Midnight Limited

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: John 'Dusty' King, Marjorie Reynolds, George Cleveland, Edward Keane

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Pioneers of the West

Directed by: Lester Orlebeck

Starring: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Noah Beery

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Road to Singapore

Directed by: Victor Schertzinger

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Charles Coburn

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TV Series

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

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

Down on the Farm

Starring: A.G. Street

Vanity Fair

Directed by: nbcu

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
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Facts:
  • First person killed in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, James Isbister.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 16, 1940 - Geocentric view

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