Tuesday April 09, 1940

US date format: 4/9/1940, UK date format: 9/4/1940

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 9, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Christian Sautter and Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov. Two Girls on Broadway, directed by S. Sylvan Simon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Waltrudis
  • Saint Casilda
  • Saint Ingofried
  • Saint Hugo of Rouan
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Events

  • Germany invades Norway and Denmark during WWII (Denmark surrenders)
  • World War II: Operation Weserubung : Germany invades Denmark and Norway.
  • Opening day at Jamaica Racetrack features the use of pari-mutuel betting equipment, a departure from bookmaking heretofore used exclusively throughout New York state. Other NY tracks follow suit later in 1940.

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Two Girls on Broadway

Two Girls on Broadway

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Starring: Lana Turner, Joan Blondell, George Murphy, Kent Taylor

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Directed by: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Anne Gwynne

Country: United States of America

Terry and the Pirates

Terry and the Pirates

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: William Tracy, Jeff York, Joyce Bryant, Allen Jung

Dr. Kildare's Strange Case

Dr. Kildare's Strange Case

Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet

Starring: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Shepperd Strudwick

Shooting High

Shooting High

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Jane Withers, Gene Autry, Marjorie Weaver, Frank M. Thomas

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NBC News (1940 TV Series)

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

Days to next April 09

If April 09, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 4 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 28 days.
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