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Saturday 17 February 1940

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 17, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gene Pitney and Marilyn Jones. Charlie Chan in Panama, directed by Norman Foster, 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 17 February 1940

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

Charlie Chan in Panama

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Sidney Toler, Jean Rogers, Lionel Atwill, Mary Nash

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Knights of the Range

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: Russell Hayden, Victor Jory, Jean Parker, Morris Ankrum

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Castle on the Hudson

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: John Garfield, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Burgess Meredith

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Broadway Melody of 1940

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan

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My Little Chickadee

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

Starring: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia, Dick Foran

Country: United States

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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 17 February 1940 ?

  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gene Pitney: American musician, songwriter and pop vocalist known for his plaintive singing style and his big hit "Town Without Pity.
  • Marilyn Jones: Australian ballet luminary and Artistic Director of A.I.
  • Bill Knott: Gratiot County Writer.
  • Count of Rosenborg Ingolf: Danish former prince, who appeared likely to someday become king until the constitution was changed in 1953 to allow females to inherit the crown, placing his branch of the dynasty behind that of his cousin Princess Margrethe and her two younger sisters.
  • Vicente Fernandez: World Music Singer.
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  • Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for South Africa vs. West Australia
  • British destroyers board German Altmark off Norway

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 17, 1940 - Geocentric view

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