Friday 17 May 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alan Kay and Adel Emam.
Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Alan Kay: American entrepreneur, one of the fathers of Object Oriented Programming.
- Adel Emam: Movie Actor.
- Reynato Puno: Filipino lawyer and jurist 22nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
- Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins invasion of France
- World War II: the old city centre of the Dutch town of Middelburg is bombed by the German Luftwaffe, to force the surrender of the Dutch armies in Zeeland.
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