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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 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 November 1940: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1940?


Events

  • 01 Nov 1940 Dutch Curfew forms (12 AM - 4 AM)
  • 04 Nov 1940 Eggs and cake rationed in the Netherlands
  • 05 Nov 1940 Dutch submarine departs Dundee
  • 06 Nov 1940 Franklin D Roosevelt re-elected President
  • 07 Nov 1940 Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Washington State, USA.
  • 08 Nov 1940 RAF bombs Munich
  • 09 Nov 1940 Germany invades Norway and Denmark in WWII
  • 10 Nov 1940 Pittsburgh and Philadelphia play a penalty-free NFL game.
  • 11 Nov 1940 1,000s Paris students lay reath at Grave of Unknown Soldier
  • 12 Nov 1940 Blizzard strikes midwestern US, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes).
  • 13 Nov 1940 RKO Radio Pictures world premieres Disney's third animated feature film, Fantasia, at New York's Broadway Theater. The film introduces stereophonic sound to motion pictures via a special sound system called Fantasound. This is Mickey Mouse' feature film debut, in the segment The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
  • 14 Nov 1940 During WWII, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England
  • 15 Nov 1940 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington and AC Seagulls
  • 16 Nov 1940 World War II: in response to the leveling of Coventry, England by Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
  • 17 Nov 1940 Green Bay Packers become first NFL team to travel by plane.
  • 18 Nov 1940 World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Greece.
  • 19 Nov 1940 Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler
  • 20 Nov 1940 Hungary joins 3 Power pact
  • 21 Nov 1940 Nazi occupiers forbid building schools in the Netherlands
  • 22 Nov 1940 500 students in Delft demonstrate against Nazis
  • 23 Nov 1940 1st edition of illegal The Truth publishes
  • 24 Nov 1940 World War II: Slovakia becomes a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.
  • 25 Nov 1940 Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die
  • 26 Nov 1940 Leidse students strike
  • 27 Nov 1940 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB)
  • 28 Nov 1940 Cleveringa arrested by Nazis
  • 30 Nov 1940 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 1): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 8-2

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 1940?
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Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. - Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar
  2. - Down Argentina Way
  3. - Scrub Me, Mama, With a Boogie Beat
  4. - Five O'Clock Whistle

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Country: United States of America

Toy Story

Toy Story

Directed by: John Lasseter

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Country: United States of America

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

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