Monday 5 August 1940
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Roman Gabriel and Alec Wildenstein.
The Return of Frank James, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Roman Gabriel: American football player.
- Alec Wildenstein: French billionaire, businessman, art dealer, racehorse owner, and breeder.
- Rick Huxley: English bass player (The Dave Clark Five) (d. 2013).
- Frederick A Cook: United States -- Explorer (North Pole), dies at 75.
- Acquaintance blows-up Zandvoortse synagouge
- World War II: the Soviet Union formally annexes Latvia.
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