Saturday 10 August 1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Foreign Correspondent, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 10 August 1940 ?
- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Barbara Mills: QC, British Director of Public Prosecutions.
- Richard Wells: Chief Constable (South Yorkshire).
- Sid Waddell: English sportscaster (d. 2012).
- Bobby Hatfield: American musician, a member of the "Righteous Brothers" along with Bill Medley.
- Bobby Hatfield in Wisconsin: USA; rocker (Righteous Brothers - "Unchained Melody").
- Prince Bernhard Fund forms
- WWII: British armed merchant cruiser is torpedoed off Malin Head, Ireland, by German submarine ''U-56''.
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