Wednesday 25 December 1940, Christmas
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Peter Brown and Frans Moor.
Night Train to Munich, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Men at Work.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 December 1940 ?
- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
- Peter Brown: Chicago, Illinois -- Rocker.
- Frans Moor: Dutch Member of Parliament (PvdA).
- Phil Spector: American music producer.
- Pete Brown: English singer-songwriter and poet.
- Hilary Spurling: English journalist and author.
- Agnes Ayres: Actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42.
- Bradman out 1st ball for South Africa vs. Victoria before 6213
- Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Harts Pal Joey, premieres in New York City
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1940 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- There I Go - Will Bradley & His Orchestra
- So You're the One - Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra
- I Give You My Word - Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra
- Along the Santa Fe Trail - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
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