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Tuesday 21 May 1940

US date format: 5/21/1940, UK date format: 21/5/1940

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 21, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Robert Budzynski and Tony Sheridan. Lightning Strikes West, directed by Harry L. Fraser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Lightning Strikes West

Directed by: Harry L. Fraser

Starring: Ken Maynard, Claire Rochelle, Bob Terry, Michael Vallon

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Bad Man from Red Butte

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Baker, Fuzzy Knight, Anne Gwynne

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Our Town

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States of America

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Island of Doomed Men

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Peter Lorre, Rochelle Hudson, Robert Wilcox, Don Beddoe

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Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 May 1940 ?

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
  • Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
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  • AVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees
  • Reynaud forms French government
  • Allied counter-attack at Atrecht, North-France.

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