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Thursday 29 August 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Wilhelm Ruska and James Brady. Boom Town, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while The Nazarene by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Boom Town

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert

Country: United States

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Foreign Correspondent

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall

Country: United States

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The Great McGinty

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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The Return of Frank James

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper

Country: United States

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They Drive by Night

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Wilhelm Ruska: Holland, Netherlands -- Judo champ (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • James Brady: American government aide, President Reagan's Press Secretary.
  • Gary Gabelich: American race champion, the land speed champ in 1970 with 622 mph clocked on the Utah Salt Flats.
  • Wim Ruska: Dutch wrestler and martial artist (d. 2015).
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Facts:
  • 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Nazarene

By: Sholem Asch

Nazarene

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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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