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Saturday 20 July 1940

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tony Oliva baseball player and Gérard Guégan. They Drive by Night, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingwa was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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They Drive by Night

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Pride and Prejudice

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley

Country: United States

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All This, and Heaven Too

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn

Country: United States

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The Sea Hawk

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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Tom Brown's School Days

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 July 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tony Oliva baseball player: batting champion (American League Rookie of Year 1964).
  • Gérard Guégan: French writer, book reviewer, editor, translator, journalist and film critic who writes under various pseudonyms including Stéphane Vincentanne, Yves Le Braz, Yann Cloarec, Freddie Lafargue, and Philippe Carella.
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Facts:
  • Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in the Netherlands
  • Nazi collaborator Rost of Tonningen appointed Director of Marxist
  • Denmark leaves the League of Nations.
  • U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Hatch Act of 1939, limiting political activity by Federal government employees.
  • California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.

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

  • Life: Rita Hayworth
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Viacheslav Molotov -- July 15, 1940
  • Life: Admiral Stark

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Books

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

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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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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The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch

Nazarene

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