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Tuesday 18 June 1940

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bob Duncan and Jim Albus. The Mortal Storm, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while The Nazarene by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books.
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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 18 June 1940 ?

  • Seychelles - National Day.
  • Brazil - Chemist's Day.
  • Father's Day, US, UK, Chile (2006).
  • Autistic Pride Day, beginning in 2005.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bob Duncan: Prison warden (Gartree Prison in the UK).
  • Jim Albus: Staten Island, New York -- PGA golfer (1991 Mazda Senior Players).
  • Michael Sheard: British actor (d. 2005).
  • Casimiro Ferrari: Italian famed mountain climber; so skilled that he was nicknamed "the spider of Patagonia.
See other famous people born on 18 June
  • Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy Nazi occupiers
  • German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs and chickens
  • Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that this was their finest hour
  • Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
  • ''Finest Hour'' speech by Winston Churchill.

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

The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch


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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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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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