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
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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