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Thursday 16 May 1940

US date format: 5/16/1940, UK date format: 16/5/1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gareth Roberts and Ole Ernst. Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1940

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Movies

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

Our Town

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States

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Island of Doomed Men

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Peter Lorre, Rochelle Hudson, Robert Wilcox, Don Beddoe

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Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Country: United States

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Torrid Zone

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Andy Devine

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Flight Angels

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: Virginia Bruce, Dennis Morgan, Wayne Morris, Ralph Bellamy

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TV Series

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

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris
  • President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt, addressing a joint session of the U.S. Congress, asks for an extraordinary credit of approximately $900 million to finance construction of at least 50,000 airplanes per year.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1940 - Geocentric view

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Life magazine Beano comics

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