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Sunday 26 May 1940

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 26, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Levon Helm and Levon Helm. Lightning Strikes West, directed by Harry L. Fraser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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What the sky looked like on 26 May 1940

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Movies

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Lightning Strikes West

Directed by: Harry L. Fraser

Starring: Ken Maynard, Claire Rochelle, Bob Terry, Michael Vallon

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Bad Man from Red Butte

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Baker, Fuzzy Knight, Anne Gwynne

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Our Town

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States

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Island of Doomed Men

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Peter Lorre, Rochelle Hudson, Robert Wilcox, Don Beddoe

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Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Levon Helm: American singer-songwriter drummer producer and actor (The Band) (d. 2012).
  • Levon Helm: American singer-songwriter drummer producer and actor (The Band) (d. 2012).
  • Monique Gagnon-Tremblay: Canadian politician, the acting leader of the Liberal Opposition in the Quebec legislative assembly, posted on 5/11/1988, serving while Charest was without his seat in the house.
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Facts:
  • Operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk
  • World War II: Battle of Dunkirk : In France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.

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