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
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Historical Events

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  • 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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No Time for Comedy

No Time for Comedy

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Rosalind Russell, James Stewart, Genevieve Tobin, Charles Ruggles

Up in the Air

Up in the Air

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Frankie Darro, Marjorie Reynolds, Mantan Moreland, Gordon Jones

The Westerner

The Westerner

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone

Country: United States of America

Dr. Kildare Goes Home

Dr. Kildare Goes Home

Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet

Starring: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Samuel S. Hinds

Boom Town

Boom Town

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr

Country: United States of America

Days to next September 05

If September 05, 1940 is your birthday you're 79 years, 11 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month.
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