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Wednesday 21 February 1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Doug Gallagher and Peter McEnery. The Baker's Wife, directed by Marcel Pagnol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck was one of the best selling books.
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The Baker's Wife

Directed by: Marcel Pagnol

Starring: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin

Country: United States

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'Northwest Passage' (Book I -- Rogers' Rangers)

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan

Country: United States

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La Bête Humaine

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon

Country: United States

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A Chump at Oxford

Directed by: Alfred Goulding

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey

Country: United States

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My Little Chickadee

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

Starring: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 February 1940 ?

  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
  • International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Peter McEnery: England, United Kingdom -- Actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners).
  • Doug Gallagher: American baseball player, left-throwing/right batting pitcher who played nine games for the Detroit Tigers in 1962.
  • Christian Constant: French chef and restaurateur, who owns four restaurants each with their own style and chef: Le Violon d'Ingres, Le Café Constant, Les Cocottes de Christian Constant (a restaurant offering traditional recipes cooked in Staub Dutch ovens) and Le Bibent (a brasserie located in Toulouse).
  • John Lewis: Politician.
  • Peter Gethin: English race car driver (d. 2011).
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Stars on the Sea

By: F. van Wyck

Deals with the founding of the United States Navy during the American Revolution.

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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