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Monday, May 27, 1940
Top News Headlines This Week:
May 27 - British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)   May 28 - Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up   May 28 - British-French troops capture Narvik Norway   May 28 - Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase" premieres in NYC   May 29 - In WW II, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France   May 29 - Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 seconds)  
Top Songs for 1940
The Woodpecker Song by Glenn Miller     In the Mood by Glenn Miller    
Only Forever by Bing Crosby     Careless by Glenn Miller    
I'll Never Smile Again by Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra     Frenesi by Artie Shaw    
Trade Winds by Bing Crosby     Tuxedo Junction by Glenn Miller    
When You Wish Upon a Star by Glenn Miller     Sierra Sue by Bing Crosby    
1940 Prices US President
Bread:  $0.08/loaf Franklin D. Roosevelt
Milk:  $0.51/gal US Vice President
Eggs:  $0.59/doz John N. Garner
Car:  $810 Academy Award Winners
Gas:  $0.18/gal
Best Picture:Rebecca
 Produced By Selznick International
Best Actor:James Stewart
 in The Philadelphia Story
Best Actress:Ginger Rogers
 in Kitty Foyle
House:  $6,558
Stamp:  $0.03/ea
Avg Income:  $1,906/yr
Min Wage:  $0.30/hr
DOW Avg:    131
People born in 1940
February 6 - Tom Brokaw
February 28 Mario Andretti
March 1 - Chuck Norris
October 9 - John Winston Lennon
Hot New Toys in 1940
Foto-Electric Football   
Top Books in 1940
A Mathematician's Apology by G. H. Hardy     The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers    
Daniel Boone by James Daugherty     Native Son by Richard Wright    
Sports Headlines This 1940
World Series : New York Yankees over Cinncinatti
Champion Batter : National League, Debs Garms ,   Pittsburgh Pirates , .355
Champion Batter : American League, Joe Di Maggio, New York Yankees, .352
Indianapolis Classic : Wilbur Shaw in Boyle Special, 114.277 mph (3rd first place)
Woman's Tennis : Singles, Miss Alice Marble Doubles Miss Marple with R LRiggs
Pro Golf Association : Bryon Nelson
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