Friday 1 March 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 1, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Etienne Mougeotte and David Broome.
Too Many Husbands, directed by Wesley Ruggles, 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 Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
- Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
- Iceland - This day is called the Beer Day, but this day in 1989 beer was allowed again.
- Martisor - a seasonal holiday in Romania.
- Baba Marta - a Bulgarian custom when the Martenitsa is worn for good health and luck symbolizing the beginning of the spring season in Bulgaria.
- Eight Hours Day - Tasmania, Australia.
- Saint Albin
- Labour day - Western Australia.
- Saint Swidbert
- Bah�'f Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- World Day of Prayer.
- Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta).
- Roman Empire - New Year.
- World Civil Defense Day - This Day commemorates the entry into force in 1972 of the ICDO Constitution as an inter-governmental organisation. 
- Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno.
- Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Saint Monan, largely legendary Scottish saint.
- Etienne Mougeotte: La Rochefoucauld Journalist.
- Ralph Towner in Chehalis: Washington, USA; rocker (Oregon, Weather Report).
- David Broome: Show Jumper (world champion-1970).
- Étienne Mougeotte: French journalist and media executive, the vice president/director of TF1 from 1987 to 2007.
- Robert Grossman: American painter sculptor and author.
- Brian Waites: English golfer.
- 12th Academy Awards: Gone With the Wind, Robert Donat and Vivien Leigh win.