Saturday 17 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
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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- ady Schmit: .
- Gabriella Farinon: Italian television announcer, television host and film actress.
- David E Price: (Rep-D-North Carolina).
- Thomas Williams: United States -- Ice hockey play (1960 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Eduardo Mignogna: Argentinian director and screenwriter (d. 2006).
- Barry Sheerman: English academic and politician
- Billy Fiske: American aviator (Born 1911).
- FDR and Canadian Prime Minister William M King agree to joint defense commission
- Greece mobilizes
- Hitler orders total blockade of Great-Britain
- US President Franklin Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister William King meet at Ogdensburg, New York for a conference on hemispheric defence. They announce a joint defence commission on North American defence.
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