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Monday 17 June 1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tony Marlow and Marcel Aubour. The Mortal Storm, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingwa was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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Movies

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

The Mortal Storm

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young

Country: United States

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The Ghost Breakers

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson

Country: United States

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Our Town

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter

Country: United States

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Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson

Country: United States

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My Favorite Wife

Directed by: Garson Kanin

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
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Facts:
  • France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WWII
  • General De Gaulle departs Bordeaux for London
  • Germany occupiers ration bread in Holland
  • USSR occupies Estonia
  • World War II: Operation Ariel begins : Allied troops start to evacuate France, following Germany's takeover of Paris and most of the nation.

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Books

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch

Nazarene

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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Stars on the Sea

By: F. van Wyck

Deals with the founding of the United States Navy during the American Revolution.

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