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Monday 22 January 1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 22, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Hurt and George Seifert. British Intelligence, directed by Terry O. Morse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Down on the Farm.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

British Intelligence

Directed by: Terry O. Morse

Starring: Boris Karloff, Margaret Lindsay, Bruce Lester, Leonard Mudie

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Chasing Trouble

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Frankie Darro, Marjorie Reynolds, Mantan Moreland, Milburn Stone

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The Grapes of Wrath

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Country: United States

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Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

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The Stars Look Down

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Edward Rigby, Emlyn Williams

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Down on the Farm

Starring: A.G. Street

Vanity Fair

Directed by: nbcu

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 January 1940 ?

  • New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Hurt: British actor whose TV roles as the celebrated homosexual, Quentin Crisp, in "The Naked Civil Servant" and Caligula in "I, Claudius," are widely acclaimed.
  • George Seifert: American football coach, the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, champions at the 1990 and the 1995 Super Bowl.
  • Eberhard Weber: Musician.
  • Tilo Medek: German composer.
  • Addie "Micki" Harris in Passaic: New Jersey, USA; singer (Shirelles - "Soldier Boy").
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  • 1st radio broadcast of Road to Happiness on CBS

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 22, 1940 - Geocentric view

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