Wednesday 7 August 1940
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Luc Dehaene and Francesco Cardella.
The Return of Frank James, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn was one of the best selling books.
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- Jean-Luc Dehaene: French-Belgian lawyer and politician 63rd Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2014).
- Francesco Cardella: Italian manager of Saman, a community for the rehab of drug addicts, which he took over with Chicca Rostagno after her husband and founder, Mauro Rostagno, was assassinated by unknown persons on 9/26/1988.
- Marlyn Mason in San Fernando: California, USA; actress (Making It, Peyton Place).
- Tom Barlow: (Rep-D-Kentucky).
- Jean Dehaene: Belgian politician, named prime minister on 7th March 1992.
- Churchill recognizes De Gaulle government in exile
- Largest amount paid for a stamp (US$45,000 for 1-cent 1856 British Guiana).
- World War II: Alsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich.
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