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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1940.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1940: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1940?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1940 Manuel Ávila Camacho takes office as President of Mexico.
  • 06 Dec 1940 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter / poster artist Helen Ernst
  • 09 Dec 1940 British assault on Banghazi Libya.
  • 10 Dec 1940 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani).
  • 11 Dec 1940 Russian General Zhukov warns of German assault.
  • 12 Dec 1940 British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani.
  • 16 Dec 1940 Joe Louis knocks out Al McCoy in six rounds for heavyweight boxing title in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 17 Dec 1940 British troops occupies Sollum
  • 20 Dec 1940 Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Kansas City Athletics for US$42,000.
  • 21 Dec 1940 Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), dies of a heart attack in Hollywood, California at age 44.
  • 22 Dec 1940 World War II: Himare is captured by the Greek army.
  • 23 Dec 1940 World War II: Greek submarine Papanikolis (?-2) sinks the Italian motor ship Antonietta.
  • 24 Dec 1940 Mahatma Gandhi, Indian spiritual non-violence leader writes his second letter to Adolf Hitler addressing him quotMy friendquot, requesting him to stop the war Germany had begun.
  • 25 Dec 1940 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Harts Pal Joey, premieres in New York City
  • 28 Dec 1940 Arthur Morris scores 111 in second innings of first game after 148.
  • 29 Dec 1940 Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London, England.
  • 30 Dec 1940 In Sweden, Victor Hasselblad forms the Victor Hasselblad AB Camera Company.
  • 31 Dec 1940 37 U-boats sunk this month (213,000 ton)

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1940?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Five O'Clock Whistle
  2. - Dream Valley
  3. - There I Go
  4. - I Give You My Word
  5. - So You're the One

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Chhoti Si Baat

Chhoti Si Baat

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Country: United States of America

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

Directed by: James McTeigue

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Country: United States of America

Heat

Heat

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Country: United States of America

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Country: United States of America