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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Men at Work

Country: United States

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Men at Work

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Men at Work

Country: United States

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Men at Work

Country: United States

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Men at Work

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Night Train to Munich

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid

Country: United States

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Kitty Foyle

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig

Country: United States

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The Philadelphia Story

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

Country: United States

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Santa Fe Trail

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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Go West

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Agnes Ayres: Actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42.
Facts:
  • Bradman out 1st ball for South Africa vs. Victoria before 6213
  • Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Harts Pal Joey, premieres in New York City

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1940 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. There I Go - Will Bradley & His Orchestra
  2. So You're the One - Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra
  3. I Give You My Word - Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra
  4. Along the Santa Fe Trail - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1940?

  • Life: Party season
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Martin Neimoller -- Dec. 23, 1940
  • Life: Greek soldier

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

How Green Was My Valley

By: Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when ...

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch

Nazarene

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