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Friday 23 February 1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 23, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Peter Fonda and Myriam Colombi. The House of the Seven Gables, directed by Joe May, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
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What the sky looked like on 23 February 1940

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Movies

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The House of the Seven Gables

Directed by: Joe May

Starring: George Sanders, Margaret Lindsay, Vincent Price, Dick Foran

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Castle on the Hudson

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: John Garfield, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Burgess Meredith

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Broadway Melody of 1940

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan

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My Little Chickadee

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

Starring: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia, Dick Foran

Country: United States

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Swiss Family Robinson

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: Thomas Mitchell, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew, Terry Kilburn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

Down on the Farm

Starring: A.G. Street

Vanity Fair

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 February 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Peter Fonda: American actor on stage and in films, screenwriter and producer.
  • Jermyn P: Brooks; CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe).
  • Myriam Colombi: French actress and theatre director, who spent eleven years at the Comédie-Française.
  • Myriam Colomdi: La Carneille Actor.
  • Jackie Smith: American football player.
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Facts:
  • Russian troops conquer Lasi Island.
  • RKO Radio Pictures releases Walt Disney's animated film Pinocchio to theaters in the USA.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 23, 1940 - Geocentric view

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