Monday 26 August 1940
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Boom Town, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Fred Milano: Rocker.
- Michael Cockerell: English journalist.
- Don LaFontaine: American voice actor producer and screenwriter (d. 2008).
- Nik Turner: English singer-songwriter and saxophonist (Hawkwind Inner City Unit and Space Ritual).
- RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
- Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Felix Eboue, France's first black colonial governor.
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