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Thursday 18 January 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michel Demaret and Graham Wade. The Grapes of Wrath, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck 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 30 days ?

The Grapes of Wrath

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine

Country: United States

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The Blue Bird

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce

Country: United States

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The Shop Around the Corner

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan

Country: United States

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His Girl Friday

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 January 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
  • Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michel Demaret: Dutch politician and mayor of Brussels who began his career as a wrestler, then as a bouncer of the "La Fregate" dance club before competing in the political arena.
  • Graham Wade: British writer and researcher of the lives of great musicians.
  • Pedro Rodriguez: Mexican race car driver (d. 1971).
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1940?

  • Life: USCs Ralph Vaughn
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Charles Lindley, Viscount Halifax -- Jan. 15, 1940
  • Life: Bowdoin house party

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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