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Saturday 20 July 1940

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 20, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gérard Guégan and Tony Oliva. Pride and Prejudice, directed by Robert Z. Leonard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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What the sky looked like on 20 July 1940

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Movies

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Pride and Prejudice

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Mary Boland, Edna May Oliver

Country: United States

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They Drive by Night

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino

Country: United States

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Blondie Has Servant Trouble

Directed by: Frank R. Strayer

Starring: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

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When the Daltons Rode

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy, George Bancroft

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Boys of the City

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Hal E. Chester, Frankie Burke

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
Famous Birthdays:
  • 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.
  • Tony Oliva: Athlete.
  • Tony Oliva baseball player: batting champion (American League Rookie of Year 1964).
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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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Planetary positions on this day

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