Thursday September 05, 1940
US date format: 9/5/1940, UK date format: 5/9/1940
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 5, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Raquel Welch and Raquel Welch in Chicago.
No Time for Comedy, directed by William Keighley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 05, 1940?
- WWII: Commerce raiding German auxiliary cruiser ''Komet'' enters the Pacific Ocean via the Bering Strait after crossing the Arctic Ocean from the North Sea with the help of Soviet icebreakers ''Lenin'', ''Stalin'', and ''Kaganovich''.
- Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.
- WWII: The Blitz ndash Nazi Germany begins to rain bombs on London (the first of 57 consecutive nights of strategic bombing).
- In Lascaux, France, 17,000-year-old cave paintings are discovered by a group of young Frenchmen hiking through Southern France. The paintings depict animals and date to the Stone Age.
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