Saturday 6 April 1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anne Campbell and Pedro Armendariz Jr.
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, directed by Ford Beebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Saint Isolde
- Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
- The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
- In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
- Saint Balderik
- Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (d.413)
- St. Sixtus
- Saint Wineboud
- Blessed Notker
- The start of the tax year in the United Kingdom (arising from the 11 day correction to March 25 at the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752).
- Anne Campbell: British Member of Parliament.
- Pedro Armendariz Jr: Mexican actor.
- Michel Brunet: French paleontologist and a professor at the Collège de France.
- Homero Aridjis: Mexican journalist author and poet.
- Pedro Armendáriz: Jr.
- Andres Isasi: Composer, dies at 49.
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