Friday 5 January 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael O'Donoghue and Dany Saval in Oakland.
The Shop Around the Corner, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 January 1940 ?
- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Dany Saval in Oakland: California, USA; actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot).
- Michael O'Donoghue: American writer (d. 1994).
- Yuri Ershov: Russian mathematician.
- Sir Michael Rose: British military officer.
- Athol Guy: Australian singer-songwriter and bassist (The Seekers).
- FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
- US Federal Communications Commission hears first transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal.
- Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1940 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- The Man Who Comes Around - Tommy Tucker & His Orchestra
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