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Tuesday 26 March 1940

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bill Ind and Braulio Baeza. Rebecca, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck 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 ?

Rebecca

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Primrose Path

Directed by: Gregory LaCava

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea, Marjorie Rambeau

Country: United States

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Virginia City

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott

Country: United States

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The Baker's Wife

Directed by: Marcel Pagnol

Starring: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin

Country: United States

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'Northwest Passage' (Book I -- Rogers' Rangers)

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
  • Saint Ludger
  • Saint Larissa
  • Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
  • Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bill Ind: Bishop-designate (Truro).
  • Braulio Baeza: jockey (National Horse Racing Hall of Famer).
  • Servaes [J: S] Huys; Dutch Member of Parliament (PvdA).
  • Rod Lauren: rocker ("If I Had a Girl").
  • James Caan: American actor; on-screen from 1963 after prior apprenticeship on stage and TV.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Spiridon Louis: Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (Born 1873).
Facts:
  • Ernest Hemingway and Benjamin Glazer premiere in New York City

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  • Life: Sir Neville Henderson
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eamon de Valera -- Mar. 25, 1940
  • Life: Chorus girl

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Books

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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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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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