Wednesday 17 April 1940
It was Wednesday, 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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- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- Eric Dancer: English businessman and politician Lord Lieutenant of Devon.
- Billy Fury: English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1983).
- John McCririck: English television horse racing pundit.
- Chuck Menville: American animator and screenwriter (d. 1992).
- Anja Silja: German soprano and actress.
- Claire Bretécher: French artist, a cartoonist and caricaturist whose work has appeared in French publications. She focuses on women and women's issues in her work. In 2001 French television showed her series "Agrippine."
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