Saturday 6 January 1940, EpiphanyUS date format: 1/6/1940, UK date format: 6/1/1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 6, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Olga Georges-Picot and John Byrne (playwright).
The Shop Around the Corner, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching Down on the Farm.
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- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Olga Georges-Picot: French noted family, the daughter of an...
- John Byrne (playwright)
- Claude Schockert
- Penny Lernoux: American journalist and author (d....
- Ed Zschau: (Rep-R-California, 1983- ).
- Van McCoy: Singer / songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle),...
- John Byrne: Scottish stage designer and dramatist,...
- Jean Josselin
- WWII: Winter War: General Semyon Timoshenko takes command of all Russian forces.
- WWII: Food rationing begins in Great Britain.