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Thursday 24 October 1940

US date format: 10/24/1940, UK date format: 24/10/1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 24, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Pierre Genet and Martin Campbell. The Mark of Zorro, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Gabby.
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Movies

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The Mark of Zorro

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard

Country: United States of America

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Escape

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt, Alla Nazimova

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Christmas in July

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr

Country: United States of America

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Seven Sinners

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford

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North West Mounted Police

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
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Facts:
  • Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants
  • Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball.
  • 40 hour work week goes into effect in US (Fair Labor Standards of 1938).

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