Monday 8 January 1940
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Little Anthony [Gourdine] and Cristy Lane.
The Blue Bird, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while The Nazarene by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books.
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- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Cristy Lane: United States -- Country / gospel singer.
- Little Anthony [Gourdine]: Rocker (Imperials).
- Anthony Gaurdine: rocker (Little Anthony and Imperials - "Goin' Out of My Head").
- François Richard: French Roman Catholic missionary, known as one of the "White Fathers" (Pères Blancs in French), named after their habit.
- Mark Bretscher: English biologist and academic.
- World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
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