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Saturday 17 August 1940

US date format: 8/17/1940, UK date format: 17/8/1940

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David E Price and David Price. Young People, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Young People

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Shirley Temple, Jack Oakie, Charlotte Greenwood, Arleen Whelan

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Foreign Correspondent

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Country: United States of America

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The Durango Kid

Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Starring: Charles Starrett, Luana Walters, Kenneth MacDonald, Francis Walker

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Stranger on the Third Floor

Directed by: Boris Ingster

Starring: Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Charles Waldron

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The Golden Fleecing

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

Starring: Lew Ayres, Rita Johnson, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Grey

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1940 ?

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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  • FDR and Canadian Prime Minister William M King agree to joint defense commission
  • Greece mobilizes
  • Hitler orders total blockade of Great-Britain
  • US President Franklin Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister William King meet at Ogdensburg, New York for a conference on hemispheric defence. They announce a joint defence commission on North American defence.

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