Thursday August 29, 1940

US date format: 8/29/1940, UK date format: 29/8/1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 29, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Gary Gabelich and James Brady. The Westerner, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Movies

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The Westerner

The Westerner

Directed by: William Wyler

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

Country: United States of America

Dr. Kildare Goes Home

Dr. Kildare Goes Home

Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet

Starring: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Samuel S. Hinds

Boom Town

Boom Town

Directed by: Jack Conway

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

Country: United States of America

Kit Carson

Kit Carson

Directed by: George B. Seitz

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

Queen of the Yukon

Queen of the Yukon

Directed by: Phil Rosen

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

history

Historical Events

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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
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Events

  • 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)

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