Saturday 8 June 1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nancy Sinatra and Sherman Garnes.
The Mortal Storm, directed by Frank Borzage, 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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- Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
- World Ocean Day.
- Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
- Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
- Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
- Trojecia, virgin (at Rodez)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta.
- Blessed Chlodulph, bishop of Metz
- Blessed Gildard, bishop of Rouen, confessor
- Blessed Maximinus, bishop of Aix en Provence
- Blessed William, bishop of York, confessor
- Blessed Syra of Ireland, virgin
- Syria, virgin (at Troyes)
- saint Medard, bishop of Noyon, confessor [common]
- Nancy Sinatra: American singer and author from a noted family, the eldest daughter of her famous crooner dad, Frank Sinatra and his wife Nancy.
- Sherman Garnes: Rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers).
- Nancy Sinatra in Jersey City: New Jersey, USA; singer ("These Boots Were Made For Walkin'").
- Arthur Elgort: American photographer.
- Jim Wickwire: American lawyer and mountaineer.
- Frederick Shepherd Converse: US composer, dies at 69.
- 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
- Last British troops leave Narvik Norway
- Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced.
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