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Wednesday 16 October 1940

US date format: 10/16/1940, UK date format: 16/10/1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 16, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Dave Debusschere and Roland Castro. Christmas in July, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Gabby.
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Christmas in July

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr

Country: United States of America

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Seven Sinners

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford

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North West Mounted Police

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster

Country: United States of America

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The Green Archer

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Victor Jory, Iris Meredith, James Craven, Robert Fiske

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Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Billie Burke

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Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States of America

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  • Lottery for 1st US WWII draftees held; #158 drawn 1st
  • Benjamin O. Davis Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army.
  • Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.
  • The draft registration of approximately 16 million men begins in the United States.

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