Saturday 6 January 1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Shop Around the Corner, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Which were the important events of 6 January 1940 ?
- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Ed Zschau: (Rep-R-California, 1983- ).
- Penny Lernoux: American journalist and author (d. 1989).
- Van McCoy: Singer / songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), dies at 35.
- John Byrne: Scottish stage designer and dramatist, best remembered for his work for the television series "Tutti Frutti," from March 1987 and "Your Cheatin' Heart.
- Jean Josselin: .
- Olga Georges-Picot: French noted family, the daughter of an ambassador born in China. Back in Paris she modeled, did some television and appeared in 18 films, none of which were very good. No mention of the date of marriage on the civil record - but La Lettre des comédiens No.1 shows a relationship between 1966 to 1970 with actor Jean Sobiesky.
- WWII: Winter War: General Semyon Timoshenko takes command of all Russian forces.
- WWII: Food rationing begins in Great Britain.
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