Friday 23 August 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Sanders in Harrisburg and Tony Bill in San Diego.
Boom Town, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
- Richard Sanders in Harrisburg: Pennsylvania, USA; actor (Les - WKRP, Spencer, Berrengers).
- Tony Bill in San Diego: California, USA; actor (Sam - "What Really Happened to the Class of '65").
- Galen Rowell: American mountaineer and photographer (d. 2002).
- Richard Sanders: American actor and screenwriter.
- German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
- Queen Wilhelmina fires Premier De Geer
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