Friday 12 April 1940
It was Friday, 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
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- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Herbie Hancock in Chicago: Illinois, USA; pianist ("I Thought it was You").
- Bashir Ahmad: Indian-Bangladeshi singer (d. 2014).
- Woodie Fryman: American baseball player (d. 2011).
- John Hagee: American pastor and televangelist.
- Herbie Hancock: American musician and composer.
- NFL cuts clipping penalty from 25 yards to 15 yards.
- Italy annexes Albania.
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