Wednesday 18 September 1940
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Frankie Avalon in Philadelphia and W Hillenbrand.
City for Conquest, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810)
- RC Saints - Feast day of St Joseph of Cupertino and Methodius of Olympus
- In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
- Frankie Avalon in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; actor (Beach movies), singer ("Venus").
- W Hillenbrand: American executive and CEO in charge of Hillenbrand Industries, a manufacturer of caskets, hospital beds and luggage.
- Richard Tilghman: American financier, banker and CEO of Crestar Financial.
- Frankie Avalon: American singer and actor.
- 19 German aircrafts shot down above England
- Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani
- World War II: Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani.
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