Monday 1 April 1940US date format: 4/1/1940, UK date format: 1/4/1940
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 1, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Wangari Maathai .
Terry and the Pirates, directed by James W. Horne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
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- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.