Thursday 22 February 1940
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Baker's Wife, directed by Marcel Pagnol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Judy Cornwell: British-American actress often cast in seductive roles.
- Johnson Mlambo: South African politician.
- Billy Name: American photographer.
- Guy Hermier: French politician, who served as deputy of the French communist party (PCF) having been involved in its "refounding.
- Johnson P: Mlambo; South African leader (Pan-African Congress).
- Chet Walker: NBA all-star forward (Chicago Bulls).
- Julian Chagrin: London, England -- Mime / actor (Golddiggers)
- German air force sinks two German destroyers, killing 578.
- Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island.
- In Tibet, province of Ando, 4-year-old Tenzin Gyatso is proclaimed the ''tulku'' (rebirth) of the thirteenth Dalai Lama.
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