Saturday July 20, 1940

US date format: 7/20/1940, UK date format: 20/7/1940

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 20, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Gérard Guégan and Tony Oliva baseball player. Pride and Prejudice, directed by Robert Z. Leonard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
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Events

  • 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.
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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

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

Country: United States of America

They Drive by Night

They Drive by Night

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

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

Country: United States of America

Blondie Has Servant Trouble

Blondie Has Servant Trouble

Directed by: Frank R. Strayer

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

When the Daltons Rode

When the Daltons Rode

Directed by: George Marshall

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

Boys of the City

Boys of the City

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

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

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