Friday 23 February 1940
It was Friday, 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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- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Myriam Colomdi: La Carneille Actor.
- Jermyn P: Brooks; CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe).
- Jackie Smith: American football player.
- Kamer Genç: Turkish politician of Zaza origin (d. 2016).
- Peter Fonda: American actor on stage and in films, screenwriter and producer.
- Myriam Colombi: French actress and theatre director, who spent eleven years at the Comédie-Française. In the 1970s, she starred in French TV soap operas and "Au théâtre ce soir."
- Russian troops conquer Lasi Island.
- RKO Radio Pictures releases Walt Disney's animated film Pinocchio to theaters in the USA.
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