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Monday 30 December 1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 30, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Cousteau and Claude Leteurtre. Cheers for Miss Bishop, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Gabby.
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Cheers for Miss Bishop

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Martha Scott, William Gargan, Edmund Gwenn, Sterling Holloway

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Robin Hood of the Pecos

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Marjorie Reynolds, Cy Kendall

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The Long Voyage Home

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond

Country: United States

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Third Finger, Left Hand

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Walburn, Lee Bowman

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Down Argentine Way

Directed by: Irving Cummings

Starring: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood

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Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Tom and Jerry

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  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Philippe Cousteau: French oceanographer and cinematographer, the younger son and chief protégé of his famous dad, Jacques Cousteau, working as a diver and photographer.
  • Claude Leteurtre
  • James Burrows: TV producer / director (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Childe Wills: early associate of Henry Ford, one of the first employees of the Ford Motor Company, and a contributor to the design of the Model T (Born 1878).
  • In Sweden, Victor Hasselblad forms the Victor Hasselblad AB Camera Company.
  • In Korea, the ''Hunminjeongeum'' (1446) is discovered, explaining the basis of the Hangul alphabet.
  • US historian Arthur Marder publishes ''The Anatomy of British Sea Power: a history of British naval policy in the pre-Dreadnought era, 1880-1905''.
  • Olympic Games, assigned to Tokyo, Japan, and later to Helsinki, Finland, are suspended due to WWII.

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