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Friday 18 October 1940

US date format: 10/18/1940, UK date format: 18/10/1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 18, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Jacques Higelin and Christian Dutoit. Christmas in July, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Gabby.
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Christmas in July

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr

Country: United States of America

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Seven Sinners

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford

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North West Mounted Police

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster

Country: United States of America

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The Green Archer

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Victor Jory, Iris Meredith, James Craven, Robert Fiske

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Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Billie Burke

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Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States of America

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  • Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
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  • Kaufman and Harts George Washington Slept Here, premieres in New York City
  • October 19 ampndash WWII: Thirty-two ships are sunk from Convoy SC 7 and Convoy HX 79 by the most effective quotwolfpackquot of the war including U-boat aces Kretschmer, Prien and Schepke

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Planetary positions on October 18, 1940 - Geocentric view

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