Sunday October 20, 1940

US date format: 10/20/1940, UK date format: 20/10/1940
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It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 André Santini and Claudio Pieri. Christmas in July, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Gabby.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr

Country: United States of America

Seven Sinners

Seven Sinners

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford

North West Mounted Police

North West Mounted Police

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster

Country: United States of America

The Green Archer

The Green Archer

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Victor Jory, Iris Meredith, James Craven, Robert Fiske

Young Bill Hickok

Young Bill Hickok

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Julie Bishop, John Miljan

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 20, 1940?


Holidays

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire

Events

  • Cheese rationed in the Netherlands

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 20, 1940?
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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - Ferry Boat Serenade
Sport Games on October 20, 1940

Sport Games on October 20, 1940


NFL

American Football
  • Brooklyn Dodgers - Chicago Bears : 7 - 16
  • Chicago Cardinals - Cleveland Rams : 14 - 26
  • Detroit Lions - Green Bay Packers : 23 - 14
  • Pittsburgh Pirates - New York Giants : 0 - 12
  • Washington Redskins - Philadelphia Eagles : 34 - 17
See all American Football game results of October 20, 1940

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Gabby

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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

  • LIFE: Jinx Falkenburg
  • Time: Lieut. General Sir Archibald Wavell is Commander in Chief of Britain's Army in the Middle East

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