Tuesday 3 September 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pauline Collins and Eduardo Galeano.
Boom Town, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Pauline Collins: British actress who won international acclaim for "Shirley Valentine.
- Eduardo Galeano: Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist.
- Paul Loverde: American ecclesiastical, ordained a Roman Catholic priest and known for his conservative views.
- Macha Meril: French actress born to Vladimir Gagarine, a Russian prince.
- Felipe Pirela: Venezuelan singer, known as "El bolero singer of America.
- 1st showing of high definition color TV
- 39.4 CM rainfall at Sapulpa Oklahoma (state record)
- Netherlands government in exile of Gerbrandy forms London
- Sicherheits police bans Freemasons, Rotary, and Red Cross
- US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease
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