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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1940?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1940 Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens.
  • 02 Oct 1940 17 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 03 Oct 1940 France Vichy government proclaims end to Jewish status
  • 04 Oct 1940 12 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 06 Oct 1940 Zoological Gardens opens on Sloat and Skyline in San Francisco
  • 07 Oct 1940 Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series
  • 08 Oct 1940 German troops enter Romania to protect its oilfields.
  • 09 Oct 1940 World War II: Battle of Britain : During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, England is hit by a bomb.
  • 14 Oct 1940 Balham subway station disaster, in London, England, occurs during the Nazi Luftwaffe air raids on Great Britain.
  • 16 Oct 1940 Lottery for 1st US WWII draftees held; #158 drawn 1st
  • 17 Oct 1940 German occupiers issue identity cards
  • 18 Oct 1940 Kaufman and Harts George Washington Slept Here, premieres in New York City
  • 20 Oct 1940 Cheese rationed in the Netherlands
  • 21 Oct 1940 RAF drops 1st anti-Nazi pamphlets on Netherlands
  • 24 Oct 1940 Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants
  • 25 Oct 1940 Benjamin O Davis Dr became 1st Black general in US Army
  • 26 Oct 1940 The US P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
  • 28 Oct 1940 Meeting between Hitler and Mussolini in Florence
  • 29 Oct 1940 Secretary of War Henry L Stimson draws first number (158) in first peacetime military draft in US history.
  • 30 Oct 1940 Cole Porters musical Panama hattie, premieres in New York City
  • 31 Oct 1940 63 U-boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 1940?
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Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. - We Three (My Echo, My Shadow, And Me)
  2. - Ferry Boat Serenade
  3. - Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Country: United States of America

All About Eve

All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

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

Le cercle rouge

Le cercle rouge

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand

Country: United States of America

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Country: United States of America