Saturday 4 May 1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ronnie Bond and Dick Curl.
My Favorite Wife, directed by Garson Kanin, 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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Which were the important events of 4 May 1940 ?
- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
- Ronnie Bond
- Dick Curl: Chester, Pennsylvania -- Offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons).
- Dick Curl in Chester: Pennsylvania, USA; offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons).
- Robin Cook: American physician and author.
- 21 not neutral Nazis and communists arrested in the Netherlands
- 66th Kentucky Derby: Carroll Bierman aboard Gallahadion wins in 2:05.
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