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Friday 28 June 1940

US date format: 6/28/1940, UK date format: 28/6/1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on June 28, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Muhammad Yunus and Louise Leak. The Sea Hawk, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Sea Hawk

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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All This, and Heaven Too

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O'Neil

Country: United States

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Andy Hardy Meets Debutante

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden

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Three Faces West

Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus

Starring: John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie, Charles Coburn, Spencer Charters

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Directed by: Thorold Dickinson

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell, Cathleen Cordell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 June 1940 ?

  • Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
  • Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
  • National Handshake Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Muhammad Yunus: Bangladeshi banker, economist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Renato Pagliari: Italian-born British singer in Renee and Renato (d. 2009).
  • Louise Leak: American minor artist who choked to death while eating 5/18/1978.
  • Karpal Singh: Karpal was a Malaysian lawyer and politician, who had been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Bukit Gelugor in the state of Penang since 2004.
  • Mohammad Yunus: Bangladeshi professor and Nobel Prize winner in 2006 for combining ideas of capitalism with social conscience aid the poor particularly in rural areas of poverty-stricken countries.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Quiz Kids? premieres on radio.
  • Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union.
  • General Charles de Gaulle is officially recognized by Britain as the quotLeader of all Free Frenchmen, wherever they may be.quot
  • WWII: German forces land in Guernsey, marking the start of the 5-year Occupation of the Channel Islands.
  • Federal government of the United States reorganisation:

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