Tuesday 5 November 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Elke Sommer and Jean-Jacques Duby.
The Mark of Zorro, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, 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.
On TV people were watching Gabby.
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- R.C. Saints - November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bertilia
- St. Laetus
- Pope Zachary
- St. Sylvia
- St. Magnus
- St. Galation
- St. Fibitius
- St. Felix and Eusebius
- St. Elizabeth
- St. Dominator
- Ancient Latvia - the festival Katrina
- United Kingdom and New Zealand - Guy Fawkes night (also called Bonfire night; or Fireworks night): Failure of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament in 1605 is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks.
- St. Domninus
- Elke Sommer: German actress and singer.
- Jean-Jacques Duby: French science and technology company executive.
- Ted Kulongoski: American soldier lawyer and politician 36th Governor of Oregon.
- Dutch submarine departs Dundee
- Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Washingston Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R)
- President Franklin Roosevelt (Democrat) wins unprecedented third term beating Wendell Willkie (Republican).
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