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Tuesday 17 September 1940

US date format: 9/17/1940, UK date format: 17/9/1940

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 17, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lorella De Luca and Jan Eliasson. 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

Which were the important events of 17 September 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
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Facts:
  • Nazis deprive Jews of possessions
  • September 18 ampndash WWII: in the Atlantic with the loss of 248 of the 406 on board, including child evacuees bound for Canada. This results in cancellation of the British Children's Overseas Reception Board's plan to relocate children overseas.

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Planetary positions on September 17, 1940 - Geocentric view

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