Wednesday 28 August 1940
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include William S Cohen and Nik Turner.
Boom Town, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- William S Cohen: (Sen-R-Maine, 1979- ).
- Nik Turner: English musician (Hawkwind).
- Philippe Léotard: French actor, poet, and singer.
- Roger Pingeon: French professional road cyclist racer (1964-74), the unexpected winner of the 1967 Tour de France.
- Jean-Charles Sacotte: French judge, who served as president of the Court of Appeal and as Technical and Government Advisor for Finance and Economy in the delegation of Monaco to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
- William Cohen: American lawyer and politician 20th United States Secretary of Defense
- Ken Jenkins: American actor
- Gloria Leonard: American porn actress and publisher (d. 2014)
- French colonies Cameroon / Congo-Brazzaville support General De Gaulle
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