Tuesday April 02, 1940

US date format: 4/2/1940, UK date format: 2/4/1940

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 2, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Penelope Keith and Adrien Zeller. Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, directed by Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • JP and Trang in Valleyfair
  • Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
  • Blessed Arnold of Leuven
  • International Children's Book Day
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Events

  • Walt Disney Productions first offers shares in the company to the public. 155,000 shares of preferred stock are offered at US$25 per share, and 600,000 of common stock for US$5 per share. US$3.5 million is raised from the stock offering.

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Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Directed by: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Anne Gwynne

Country: United States of America

Terry and the Pirates

Terry and the Pirates

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: William Tracy, Jeff York, Joyce Bryant, Allen Jung

Dr. Kildare's Strange Case

Dr. Kildare's Strange Case

Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet

Starring: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Shepperd Strudwick

Shooting High

Shooting High

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Jane Withers, Gene Autry, Marjorie Weaver, Frank M. Thomas

Dark Command

Dark Command

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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NBC News (1940 TV Series)

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

Days to next April 02

If April 02, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 4 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 26 days.
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