Saturday 1 June 1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rene Auberjonois and Bernard Housset.
The Ghost Breakers, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
- Children's Day in some countries.
- Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
- Kenya Madaraka Day 1963.
- Tunisia - Constitution Day / Victory Day 1959.
- The Ascension in Eastern Christianity.
- Nirvana of Buddhists.
- Rene Auberjonois: American actor.
- Bernard Housset: French Catholic clergyman who has been Bishop of La Rochelle and Saintes since 2006.
- René Auberjonois: American actor singer and director.
- Katerina Gogou: Greek actress and poet (d. 1993).
- Kip Thorne: American physicist astronomer and academic.
- Coffee and tea rationed in Holland
- General Major Bernard Montgomery returns to London
- Nazi occupiers kick Jews out of Dutch air guard
- The Leninist Communist Youth League of the Karelo-Finnish SSR holds its first congress.
- The Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation goes out of business, giving the City of New York full control of the subway system in the city.
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