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Sunday 23 June 1940

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on June 23, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stuart Sutcliffe and Wilma Rudolph. Gaslight, directed by Thorold Dickinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Movies

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Gaslight

Directed by: Thorold Dickinson

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell, Cathleen Cordell

Country: United States

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Tom Brown's School Days

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon, Josephine Hutchinson

Country: United States

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One Man's Law

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Don 'Red' Barry, Janet Waldo, George Cleveland, Dub Taylor

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The Last Alarm

Directed by: William West

Starring: J. Farrell MacDonald, Polly Ann Young, Warren Hull, George Pembroke

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The Mortal Storm

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • J??i (L?go) - Latvia
  • Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
  • The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [4]
  • National holiday - Luxembourg
  • Midsummer's Eve, Christianized the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated in much of Northern Europe and the British Islands
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stuart Sutcliffe: original Beatles bassist, dies of brain hemorrhage at age 21.
  • Wilma Rudolph: American runner and winner of all the prizes for sprinting in the Olympic Games of 1960, setting world records.
  • Adam Faith: England, United Kingdom -- Singer (Poor Me, What Do You Want?).
  • Lord Irvine of Lairg: Scottish Lord Chancellor of Great Britain.
  • Alexander Irvine: British politician; Lord Irvine of Lairg.
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Facts:
  • Marcel Louette seeks opposition group White Brigade on Antwerp
  • RAF bombs Schiphol
  • World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.
  • United States politics: The Republican Party begins its national convention in Philadelphia and nominates Wendell Willkie as its candidate for president.
  • WWII: Vichy France signs armistice terms with Italy.

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