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Monday 16 September 1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 16, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tony Binarelli and Earl Buchholz. Strike Up the Band, directed by Busby Berkeley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Movies

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Strike Up the Band

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Paul Whiteman and Orchestra, June Preisser

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That Gang of Mine

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Clarence Muse, Dave O'Brien

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Kleider machen Leute

Directed by: Helmut Käutner

Starring: Heinz Rühmann, Hertha Feiler, Hilde Sessak, Hans Sternberg

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The Mummy's Hand

Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Starring: Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wallace Ford, Eduardo Ciannelli

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Before I Hang

Directed by: Nick Grinde

Starring: Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Edward Van Sloan

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tony Binarelli: Italian illusionist, television personality and actor.
  • Earl Buchholz: American professional tennis player who was one of the game's top players in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
  • Hamiet Bluiett: American saxophonist and composer (World Saxophone Quartet).
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Facts:
  • Dutch SS forms
  • FDR signs Selective Training and Service Act (1st peacetime draft)
  • Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for inciting a riot
  • Luftwaffe attacks center of London
  • St. Louis Browns Johnny Lucadello is 2nd to HR from each side of plate

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