Monday 4 March 1940
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kas Garas and Arild Lund.
The Baker's Wife, directed by Marcel Pagnol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Efrem
- Catholicism - Commemoration of Saint Lucius I, pope, martyr.
- Saint Peter of Pappacarbone.
- Saint Lucius I.
- Saint Pierre de Cluny.
- Feast day of Humbert III of Savoy.
- Saint Basil and his Companions.
- Saint Adrian of Nicomedia, bishop of Saint Andrew's, and his Companions.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Casimir, patron saint of Lithuania.
- United States - Inauguration Day (1789 - 1933)
- St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada - Charter Day (1881)
- Vermont - Admission Day (1791).
- Pennsylvania - Charter Day (1681).
- Wales - Feast day of Rhiannon, Celtic Moon Goddess.
- Feast day of Saint Placide Viel.
- Kas Garas: Kaunas, Lithuania -- Actor (Hamlyn-Strange Report).
- Arild Lund: Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party.
- Alpha Conde: Guinean politician and President of the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG).
- Volodymyr Morozov: Ukrainian flatwater canoer.
- Tom Pedigo: American set decorator (d. 2000).
- Burke : American athlete, Olympic contender of the hammer throw at age 44. During his prior Olympic trials, he was 28, making the team in 1968. After those Mexico City games, heaving a 16-pound ball, he traded in his sweat suit for a business suit, said goodbye to track and went about starting a family and fitting into the corporate world.
- Edward Burke: American Olympic hammer thrower
- David Plante: Providence Writer
- Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem: German legal scholar and former judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany
- Vladimir Morozov: Ukrainian canoe racer
- Tamara Wilcox: American actress producer and costume designer (d. 1998)
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