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Saturday 25 May 1940

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nobuyoshi Araki . Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, 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.
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TV Series

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Movies

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

Our Town

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter

Country: United States

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Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson

Country: United States

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My Favorite Wife

Directed by: Garson Kanin

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott

Country: United States

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Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Directed by: Ford Beebe

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton

Country: United States

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One Million B.C.

Directed by: Hal Roach Jr.

Starring: Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 May 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
  • Saint Reinolf
  • Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
  • Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
  • Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • German troops conquer Boulogne
  • Golden Gate International Expo reopens.
  • World War II: The Battle of Dunkirk begins.

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

  • Life: French general
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: King Leopold III -- May 20, 1940
  • Life: Silk shawls in fashion

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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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Stars on the Sea

By: F. van Wyck

Deals with the founding of the United States Navy during the American Revolution.

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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