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Birthday Report for February 6th, 1940
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Events of the Month for Tom Brokaw  

When Tom Brokaw entered the world, these stories made the front page of the nation's newspapers: In Copenhagen, the Scandinavian states announce their neutrality in the European war. In Rome, American Sumner Welles delivers a secret message to Benito Mussolini from U. S. President Roosevelt. The Soviet Union agrees to sign a treaty with Germany to aid against Great Britain's blockade. In other news, geologists at Harvard University reports that humans lived in North America 25,000 years ago. The Disney classic "Pinocchio" opens in New York.  


Entertainment News for the year Tom Brokaw was born

Audiences were applauding these developments in the entertainment industry when Tom Brokaw was an infant. The silver screen sees a glut of cowboy musicals this year most starring Gene Autry or Roy Rogers. Also in the moMovie News for the year Tom Brokaw was born.Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart star in The Philadelphia Story. Carmen Miranda introduces us to the conga. And we all sing along with Blueberry Hill and I'll Never Smile Again.

Popular Music when Tom Brokaw was born.

When Tom Brokaw was rocking in a cradle, these songs were topping the music charts: Back in 1940, the popular songs were: Blueberry Hill performed by Glenn Miller; Down Argentine Way performed by Bob Crosby; I'll Never Smile Again sung by Frank Sinatra; as well as I'm Nobody's Baby by Judy Garland. Also topping the musical charts: Maybe by The Ink Spots; Only Forever by Bing Crosby; Sierra Sue by Bing Crosby; and the ever popular We Three by Ink Spots.

Movies news for the year Tom Brokaw was born.

While Tom Brokaw was discovering how to stand up, The Academy gave a standing ovation to these movies and actors: 'Rebecca'- Produced by Selznick International won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1940. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to James Stewart for his role in 'The Philadelphia Story' and the Best Actress Award went to Ginger Rogers for her role in 'Kitty Foyle'.

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