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Wednesday 28 August 1940

US date format: 8/28/1940, UK date format: 28/8/1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 28, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Léotard and Roger Pingeon. The Westerner, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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The Westerner

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone

Country: United States

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Night Train to Munich

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford

Country: United States

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Boom Town

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr

Country: United States

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Kit Carson

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Jon Hall, Lynn Bari, Dana Andrews, Harold Huber

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Queen of the Yukon

Directed by: Phil Rosen

Starring: Charles Bickford, Irene Rich, June Carlson, Dave O'Brien

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 August 1940 ?

  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Philippe Léotard: French actor, poet, and singer.
  • Roger Pingeon: French professional road cyclist racer (1964-74), the unexpected winner of the 1967 Tour de France.
  • Nik Turner: English musician (Hawkwind).
  • Jean-Charles Sacotte: French judge, who served as president of the Court of Appeal and as Technical and Government Advisor for Finance and Economy in the delegation of Monaco to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
  • William S. Cohen: Politician.
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  • French colonies Cameroon / Congo-Brazzaville support General De Gaulle

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