Sunday 1 December 1940
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Pryor and Alain Scoff.
Go West, directed by Edward Buzzell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1940 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Richard Pryor: American comedian and actor.
- Alain Scoff
- Richard Pryor in Illinois: USA; comedian/actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy).
- Mike Denness: Scottish-English cricketer and referee (d. 2013).
- Tasso Wild: German footballer.
- Ron Finn: Toronto, Ontario -- NHL linesman.
- Matthias Habich: Actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu).
- Manuel Ávila Camacho takes office as President of Mexico.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1940 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Five O'Clock Whistle - Ella Fitzgerald
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