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Thursday 22 August 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre and David Vance. Foreign Correspondent, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Foreign Correspondent

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall

Country: United States

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The Great McGinty

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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The Return of Frank James

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper

Country: United States

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They Drive by Night

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Pride and Prejudice

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 August 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
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Magazine Covers

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,
  • Life: VicePresident Nominee McNary

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch

Nazarene

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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