Monday 8 April 1940
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, directed by Ford Beebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Jean-Philippe Douin: French Air Force general.
- Hondo Havlicek: American athlete who specialized in basketball and had a long career with the Boston Celtics from 1962-78.
- John Havlicek in Martin's Ferry: Ohio, USA; NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics).
- John Havlicek: Martins Ferry sports Champions.
- Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious
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