Friday 1 November 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Mark of Zorro, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see November 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Start of National Novel Writing Month
- World Vegan Day
- Mexico - The Day of the Dead
- Ireland - Samhain the traditional first day of Winter
- Algeria - National day
- Catholicism - Holy Day of Obligation, All Saints Day. Holiday in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Guatemala.
- Roman festivals - last day of the Ludi Victoriae Sullanae.
- Antigua and Barbuda - Independence Day (from Britain, 1981)
- Hellmuth Costard: German film director.
- Roger Kellaway: American pianist and composer.
- Ramesh Lahoti: Indian lawyer and jurist 35th Chief Justice of India.
- Bruce Grocott: Baron Grocott English academic and politician.
- Barry Sadler: singer (Green Berets), dies at age 49 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
- 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
- Dutch Curfew forms (12 AM - 4 AM)
- First US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania.
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