Friday 9 February 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brian Bennett in London and Ronnie Claire Edwards in Oklahoma City.
A Chump at Oxford, directed by Alfred Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Which were the important events of 9 February 1940 ?
- Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
- Saint Ansbert of Rouen
- Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon
- Brian Bennett in London: England; rock drummer (Shadows).
- Ronnie Claire Edwards in Oklahoma City: Oklahoma, USA; actress (Corabeth - The Waltons, Eight Seconds, Sweet Bird of Youth).
- Hubert Burda: German art historian and publisher.
- J Coetzee: South African novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.
- Brian Bennett: English drummer and songwriter (The Shadows).
- Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
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