Saturday August 31, 1940

US date format: 8/31/1940, UK date format: 31/8/1940

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Alain Calmat and Wilton Felder. The Westerner, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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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

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

Young People

Young People

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Shirley Temple, Jack Oakie, Charlotte Greenwood, Arleen Whelan


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  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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  • 1st edition pf illegal opposition newspaper Free Netherlands

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