Tuesday 6 August 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pia Schutzmann and Louise Sorel in Los Angeles.
The Return of Frank James, directed by Fritz Lang, 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.
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Which were the important events of 6 August 1940 ?
- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
- Louise Sorel in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (BS I Love You, Crimes of Passion).
- Pia Schutzmann: Danish painter, printmaker and sculptor.
- Mukhu Aliyev: Russian philologist and politician 2nd President of Dagestan.
- Egil Kapstad: Norwegian pianist and composer.
- Louise Sorel: American actress.
- Estonia is annexed into Soviet empire
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