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Monday 22 January 1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tilo Medek and Addie "Micki" Harris in Passaic. The Fighting 69th, directed by William Keighley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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Movies

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The Fighting 69th

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent

Country: United States

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The Grapes of Wrath

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine

Country: United States

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The Blue Bird

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce

Country: United States

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The Shop Around the Corner

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan

Country: United States

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His Girl Friday

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tilo Medek: German composer.
  • Addie "Micki" Harris in Passaic: New Jersey, USA; singer (Shirelles - "Soldier Boy").
  • 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.
  • Gillian Shephard: English educator and politician Secretary of State for Education.
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Facts:
  • 1st radio broadcast of Road to Happiness on CBS

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  • Life: Dutch East Indies
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lauritz Melchoir -- Jan. 22, 1940
  • Life: USCs Ralph Vaughn

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Books

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How Green Was My Valley

By: Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when ...

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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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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