Saturday 2 March 1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Frederik van Zyl Slabbert chairman (South African Progressive Federal Party and Tony Croatto.
The Baker's Wife, directed by Marcel Pagnol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while The Nazarene by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books.
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- Blessed Charles the Good, Count of Flanders (+Bruges 1127)
- saint Jovinus
- Saint Abdalon
- Church of England - Saint Chad's Day.
- Texas Independence Day (1836).
- Bah�'f Faith - Beginning of the Fast (sunrise to sunset fast for 19 days).
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of 'Al� (Loftiness) - First day of the 19th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Frederik van Zyl Slabbert chairman (South African Progressive Federal Party: 1979-86).
- Tony Croatto: Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005).
- Mamnoon Hussain: Pakistani businessman and politician 12th President of Pakistan.
- 1st intercollegiate track meet telecast, Madison Square Garden, New York City
- Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island, Finland.
- Cartoon character Elmer Fudd makes his debut in the animated short ''Elmer's Candid Camera''.
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