Sunday 7 April 1940
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 7, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Pierre Sentier and Gabriel Montcharmont.
Terry and the Pirates, directed by James W. Horne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 7 April 1940
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Which were the important events of 7 April 1940 ?
- Saint Herman-Jozef (died 1241)
- World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
- The feast of Annunciation is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
- Saint John Baptist de La Salle (d.1719)
- Mozambique - Women's Day.
- Jean-Pierre Sentier
- Gabriel Montcharmont
- Patricia Paay: Dutch singer ("You are not hip").
- Paul Arden: Author.
- Marju Lauristin: Estonian academic and politician 1st Estonian Minister of Social Affairs.
- Jean Sentier: French supporting actor, known for fine work in strange and shady roles; seen mainly on French TV.
- Jan Wilhelm Morthenson: Composer.
- 1st black to appear on US stamp (Booker T Washington)
- 7th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret beats Lloyd Mangrum, shooting a 280.
- Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.