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Begin The Beguine
   featured in the film   
Broadway Melody Of 1940 (1940)
Pinocchio
   was released in   
1940
Fantasia
   was released in   
1940
1940
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
Donald McNeill
d. Bobby Riggs 4-6 6-8 6-3 6-3 7-5
1940
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Alice Marble
1940
   winner of the Australian Open Men's Singles was   
Adrian Quist
1940
   winner of the Australian Open Women's Singles was   
Nancye Wynne Bolton
1940
   World Series Champions were the   
Cincinnati Reds
7 games v. Detroit Tigers
1940
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Winston Churchill
Allegedly used a hat pin in his cigars to keep the ash dangling and therefore would keep opponents dazzled as he continued to puff away.
1940
   the winner was   
Tom Harmon
HB from Michigan
1940
   champions were   
Indiana
Mario Andretti
   was born on   
February 28, 1940
Race car driver
1940
   the winner was   
Frances Marie Burke
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1940
   saw the release of   
The Grapes of Wrath
Starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad and tells the story of the family's pilgrimage during the Great Depression.
1940
   saw the release of   
Road to Singapore
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour.
1940
   the winner was   
Rebecca
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock for United Artists (Selznick)
1940
   the winner was   
Gallahadion
Carroll Bierman
1940
   winner of The Masters was   
Jimmy Demaret
1940
   the winners were   
St Mary's Hospital I
Arthur Alexander
   was born on   
May 10, 1940
US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
Lainie Kazan
   was born on   
May 15, 1940
Singer
1940
   saw the   
Battle of Britain
July 10-Oct 31, battle for air superiority between the German Luftwaffe and the British Royal Air Force
1935 - 1940
   the Prime Minister was   
Michael Joseph Savage
First Labour PM of NZ, he is regarded as one of NZ's greatest leaders
1940 - 1949
   the Prime Minister was   
Peter Fraser
Labour. He held office through most of 2nd World War
Bruce Beresford
   was born on   
August 16, 1940
Australian Director
1940
   Melbourne Cup winner was   
Old Rowley
Jockey - Andy Knox, Trainer - J. A. Scully, Owner - J. A. Scully, Time - 3.26.00
1940
   was the year   
Winston Churchill Became British Prime Minister
Suffered from stuttering
1940
   was the year   
Leon Trotsky Was Assassinated
In Mexico City, Aug 21
1940
   was the year   
The Lascaux Caves Discovered
The caves, with Cro-Magnon art, were discovered by a schoolboy in the Vézère Valley of France
1940
   was the year   
The First McDonald's Hamburger Stand Opened
In Pasadena, California
1940
      
Moscow Peace Treaty
Ends the Winter War.
1940
      
Treaty of Commerce and Navigation
Reinforces the Treaty of Establishment, Commerce and Navigation between Iran and the Soviet Union.
1940
      
Treaty of Craiova
Romania cedes territories to Bulgaria.
Frank Langella
   was born on   
January 1, 1940
Actor
Arno Breker
   created the sculpture   
Kamaraden, 1940
René Iché
   created the sculpture   
La Dechiree, 1940
1940
   Preakness Stakes winner was   
Bimelech
Fred A. Smith on board -- Trainer Bill Hurley -- Edward R. Bradley -- 1:58.60
1940
   winner was   
Bimelech
Fred A. Smith up, Trainer: Bill Hurley, Owner: Edward R. Bradley -- 2:29.60
1940
   was won by   
Max Meldrum
For the painting 'Dr. J. Forbes McKenzie'
1940
   was the first publication of   
Horton Hatches the Egg
1940
   was won by   
Jack Chaucer
Larry Egan
1940
   saw the   
Battle of Dunkirk
The defence and evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from May 26 to June 4, 1940. A large force of soldiers were cut off in northern France by a German armoured advance to the English Channel coast at Calais. 338,226 Allied troops caught in the pocket were successfully evacuated by sea to England.
Ottawa Rough Riders
   won the Grey Cup in   
1940
Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Toronto Balmy Beach 8-2 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on November 30, 1940. Also had a rematch on December 7, 1940 where Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Toronto Balmy Beach 12-5 at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Ontario (Only two game series in Grey Cup history with Ottawa winning 20-7 on aggregate score). The Canadian Rugby Union arranged the series after it refused to allow the WIFU (Western Interprovincial Football Union) winners, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to compete in the final. The reason for the refusal was based on the WIFU season being played under rules that varied from IRFU (Interprovincial Rugby Football Union) rules.
1940
   the winner was the   
New York Rangers
1940 -41
   was won by   
No One
The league was suspended due to the Second World War
1940
   was the year   
Leon Trotsky Was Assassinated
In Mexico City, Aug 21
1940
   was the year   
Winston Churchill Became British Prime Minister
Suffered from stuttering
1940
   was the year of the   
Battle of Britain
July 10-Oct 31, battle for air superiority between the German Luftwaffe and the British Royal Air Force
1940
   was the year of the   
Battle of Dunkirk
The defence and evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from May 26 to June 4, 1940. A large force of soldiers were cut off in northern France by a German armoured advance to the English Channel coast at Calais. 338,226 Allied troops caught in the pocket were successfully evacuated by sea to England.
Pilgrim Porky (1940)
   featured   
Porky Pig






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