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Friday 24 May 1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 24, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Brodsky . Lightning Strikes West, directed by Harry L. Fraser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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What the sky looked like on 24 May 1940

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Lightning Strikes West

Directed by: Harry L. Fraser

Starring: Ken Maynard, Claire Rochelle, Bob Terry, Michael Vallon

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Bad Man from Red Butte

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Baker, Fuzzy Knight, Anne Gwynne

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Our Town

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States

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Island of Doomed Men

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Peter Lorre, Rochelle Hudson, Robert Wilcox, Don Beddoe

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Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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Facts:
  • 1st night game at St. Louis Sportsman Park (Indians 3, Browns 2)
  • Dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio
  • Hitler affirms General von Rundstedts Stopbevel
  • New York Giants rip Boston Bees 8-1 in 1st night game at Polo Grounds
  • Dutch army demobilizes.

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Planetary positions on this day

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