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Sunday 29 September 1940

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Dawes and Mike Eischeid. Knute Rockne All American, directed by Lloyd Bacon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Knute Rockne All American

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Pat O'Brien, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan

Country: United States

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City for Conquest

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven

Country: United States

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The Westerner

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 September 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Argentina, Inventor's Day - L�szl= J=zsef Bfr='s birthday.
  • England, Ireland - One of the four Quarter days in the Irish calendar
  • Also see September 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Michaelmas - Christian feast of the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael
  • French Republican Calendar - Amarante (Amaranth) Day, eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Dawes: Rugby coach.
  • Mike Eischeid: NFL punter (Oakland Raiders).
  • Nicola Di Bari: Italian singer-songwriter and actor, considered one of the "sacred monsters" of Italian pop music.
  • Jimmy Knapp: Scottish Union leader, the General Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen.
  • Brute Force: American singer-songwriter.
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Facts:
  • Double or Nothing, a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net
  • Strike Up Band, opens
  • 1st US Merchant ship Booker T Washington commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac) launched at Wilmington, Delaware

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1940?

  • Life: Child in hospital
  • Time: Democratic nominee for the Vice-Presidency
  • Life: Flight Across America

Books

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

Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

As a best-selling book and an Academy Award-winning movie. Mrs. Miniver's adventures have charmed millions. This edition, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the book's orginal publication in the U.S.,

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How Green Was My Valley

By: Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when ...

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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