Wednesday August 21, 1940

US date format: 8/21/1940, UK date format: 21/8/1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert and Robert Camac. Boom Town, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Boom Town

Boom Town

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr

Country: United States of America

Kit Carson

Kit Carson

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Jon Hall, Lynn Bari, Dana Andrews, Harold Huber

Queen of the Yukon

Queen of the Yukon

Directed by: Phil Rosen

Starring: Charles Bickford, Irene Rich, June Carlson, Dave O'Brien

Young People

Young People

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Shirley Temple, Jack Oakie, Charlotte Greenwood, Arleen Whelan

Foreign Correspondent

Foreign Correspondent

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 21, 1940?


  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held


  • Leon Trotsky dies of injuries sustained.

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

  • LIFE: Parachuter
  • Time: William Allen White, 72, editor of the Emporia Gazette for 45 years, onetime novelist, commentator,

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