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Friday 31 May 1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 31, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alain Duhamel and Alfonso Guerra. The Ghost Breakers, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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What the sky looked like on 31 May 1940

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Movies

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

The Ghost Breakers

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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Brother Orchid

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern, Donald Crisp

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Susan and God

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Joan Crawford, Fredric March, Ruth Hussey, John Carroll

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Lightning Strikes West

Directed by: Harry L. Fraser

Starring: Ken Maynard, Claire Rochelle, Bob Terry, Michael Vallon

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Bad Man from Red Butte

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Baker, Fuzzy Knight, Anne Gwynne

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alain Duhamel: French journalist and political commentator.
  • Alfonso Guerra: Spanish politician, the Vice-President 1987.
  • Gilbert Louis: French Catholic clergyman, the 104th bishop of Chalons-en-Champagne since 1999.
  • Elfi Mikesch: Cinematographer (Erotique, Out of America, Malina).
  • Gilbert Shelton: American underground comics illustrator.
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Facts:
  • General Major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 31, 1940 - Geocentric view

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