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Tuesday 31 December 1940, NewYear’s Eve

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev and Mani Neumeier. The Reluctant Dragon, directed by Alfred L. Werker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while The Sun Is My Undoing by Marguerite Steen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Men at Work.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Men at Work

Country: United States

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Men at Work

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Men at Work

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Men at Work

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Men at Work

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Reluctant Dragon

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper

Country: United States

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Night Train to Munich

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid

Country: United States

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Kitty Foyle

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig

Country: United States

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The Philadelphia Story

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

Country: United States

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Santa Fe Trail

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
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Facts:
  • 37 U-boats sunk this month (213,000 ton)

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1940 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Yes, My Darling Daughter - Dinah Shore

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: British in Egypt
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lily Pons -- Dec. 30, 1940
  • Life: Party season

Books

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

The Sun Is My Undoing

By: Marguerite Steen

This novel deals with early slave trade and shipping between England and the Ivory coast in Africa. There are love stories between the charactors and one that is interracial.

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Oliver Wiswell

By: Kenneth Roberts

In this novel, Kenneth Roberts portrays a very different side to the story of the American Revolution, that of the loyalists (those colonists who supported the British monarchy).

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Random Harvest

By: James Hilton

Random Harvest is a novel written by James Hilton, first published in 1941. The novel was immensely popular, placing second on The New York Times list of bestselling novels for the year.The

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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