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Thursday 20 June 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 20, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marcel Duriez and Eugen Drewermann. Gaslight, directed by Thorold Dickinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Directed by: Thorold Dickinson

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell, Cathleen Cordell

Country: United States

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Tom Brown's School Days

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon, Josephine Hutchinson

Country: United States

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One Man's Law

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Don 'Red' Barry, Janet Waldo, George Cleveland, Dub Taylor

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The Last Alarm

Directed by: William West

Starring: J. Farrell MacDonald, Polly Ann Young, Warren Hull, George Pembroke

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The Mortal Storm

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 June 1940 ?

  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marcel Duriez: French field and track star, 110m hurdles, who competed in the Olympics in Tokyo in 1964 and in Mexico City in 1968.
  • Eugen Drewermann: German priest and theologian.
  • Bernard Plasait
  • William Avery: American CEO of Crown Cork & Seal, specializing in merchandise marketing of the bottling and canning company.
  • John Mahoney: Manchester, England -- Actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jehan Alain: French musician, an organist and composer.
  • Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

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