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Sunday 19 May 1940

US date format: 5/19/1940, UK date format: 19/5/1940

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 19, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Frank Lorenzo and Jan Janssen. Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Movies

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 May 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
  • Theophilus of Corte
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Facts:
  • Amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time).
  • General Maxime Weygand replaces Maurice Gamelin as commander-in-chief of all French forces.
  • WWII: German forces (2nd Panzer division), under General Rudolf Veiel, reach Noyelles on the English Channel.
  • Holocaust: The Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the German concentration camps, opens in occupied Poland near the town of Oświęcim. Between May 1940 and January 1945, around 1.1 million people will be killed here.

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