Thursday 18 April 1940
It was Thursday, 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 Galdino (d. 1176)
- Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
- Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
- Saint Timon
- Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
- Saint Werner (d. 1287)
- Blessed Idesbald van der Gracht (d. 1167), patron saint of fishermen and Flemish nobility
- Saint Eusebius (d. 526)
- Saint Apollonius (d. 185/6)
- Marie de l'Incarnation (1566 ? 1618)
- The Cheat's Cheatday on homestarrunner.com
- Zimbabwe ? Independence Day.
- Saint Emma
- Iran - Army Day
- Joseph Goldstein: American biochemist and geneticist Nobel Prize laureate.
- Jaak Lipso: Estonian basketball player and coach.
- Mike Vickers: English guitarist saxophonist and songwriter (Manfred Mann and The Manfreds).
- Skip Stephenson in Omaha: Nebraska, USA; comedian (Real People).
- Ed Garvey: Labor leader (Major League Baseball Players Association).
- Ira Fürstenberg: Italian noted family and the daughter of Clara Agnelli, she was raised in a privileged childhood. She married at 15 in December1955, they had two children; Christoff, 1956 and Hubertus Hohenlohe, 1959. She divorced and remarried 1961-1964. At a later date, her name was linked romantically with that of Prince Rainier.
- Joseph L Goldstein in Sumter: South Carolina, USA; physician (Nobel Prize 1985).
- Ira von Furstenberg [Virginia Caroline] in Rome: Italy; Princess (Monaco).
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