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Sunday 20 October 1940

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 20, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). 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.
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Christmas in July

Directed by: Preston Sturges

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

Country: United States

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Seven Sinners

Directed by: Tay Garnett

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

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North West Mounted Police

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

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

Country: United States

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The Green Archer

Directed by: James W. Horne

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

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Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Billie Burke

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Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1940 ?

  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
  • André Santini: French politician, the mayor of Issy-les-Moulineaux, Hauts-de-Seine.
  • Claudio Pieri: Italian soccer umpire.
  • Jean Clair: French essayist, polemicist, art historian, art conservator, and member of the Académie française since May 2008.
  • Nikita Mandryka: French cartoonist of Russian origin.
  • Kathy Kirby: English singer (d. 2011).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gunnar Asplund: Swedish architect and academic designed the Stockholm Public Library (d. 1940).
  • Cheese rationed in the Netherlands
  • Greenhouse rationing begins in the Netherlands

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Planetary positions on October 20, 1940 - Geocentric view

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