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Monday 23 December 1940

US date format: 12/23/1940, UK date format: 23/12/1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 23, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Jorma Kaukonen and David Nyhan. Hudson's Bay, directed by Irving Pichel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Tom and Jerry.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Hudson's Bay

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Starring: Paul Muni, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar, John Sutton

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Kitty Foyle

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli

Country: United States of America

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Her First Romance

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Edith Fellows, Wilbur Evans, Julie Bishop, Alan Ladd

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Chad Hanna

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Linda Darnell, Guy Kibbee

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The Invisible Woman

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

Starring: Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard, Charles Ruggles

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TV Series

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

Tom and Jerry


Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 December 1940 ?

  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
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  • World War II: Greek submarine Papanikolis (?-2) sinks the Italian motor ship Antonietta.
  • WWII: Winston Churchill, in a broadcast address to the people of Italy, blames Benito Mussolini for leading his nation to war against the British, contrary to Italy's historic friendship with them: quotOne man has arrayed the trustees and inheritors of ancient Rome upon the side of the ferocious pagan barbarians.quot

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Planetary positions on December 23, 1940 - Geocentric view

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