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Friday 17 May 1940

US date format: 5/17/1940, UK date format: 17/5/1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 17, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Adel Imam and Alan Kay. Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, 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 May 1940

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Our Town

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States of America

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Island of Doomed Men

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Peter Lorre, Rochelle Hudson, Robert Wilcox, Don Beddoe

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Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Country: United States of America

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Torrid Zone

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Andy Devine

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Flight Angels

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: Virginia Bruce, Dennis Morgan, Wayne Morris, Ralph Bellamy

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins invasion of France
  • World War II: the old city centre of the Dutch town of Middelburg is bombed by the German Luftwaffe, to force the surrender of the Dutch armies in Zeeland.

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Planetary positions on May 17, 1940 - Geocentric view

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