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Thursday 29 August 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 29, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). 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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What the sky looked like on 29 August 1940

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Movies

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

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 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:
  • Gary Gabelich: American race champion, the land speed champ in 1970 with 622 mph clocked on the Utah Salt Flats.
  • James Brady: American government aide, President Reagan's Press Secretary.
  • Wilhelm Ruska: Holland, Netherlands -- Judo champ (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • 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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Planetary positions on this day

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