Wednesday October 02, 1940

US date format: 10/2/1940, UK date format: 2/10/1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 2, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Lord Davies and Gheorghe Gruia. The Long Voyage Home, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 02, 1940?


  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • 17 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • British Council receives British Charter
  • British liner Empress loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk

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The Long Voyage Home

The Long Voyage Home

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America

Third Finger, Left Hand

Third Finger, Left Hand

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Walburn, Lee Bowman

Down Argentine Way

Down Argentine Way

Directed by: Irving Cummings

Starring: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood

Too Many Girls

Too Many Girls

Directed by: George Abbott

Starring: Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller, Eddie Bracken

Country: United States of America

Drums of the Desert

Drums of the Desert

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: Ralph Byrd, Lorna Gray, George Lynn, Willy Castello

Days to next October 02

If October 02, 1940 is your birthday you're 79 years, 10 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 17 days.

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