Tuesday 9 January 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Boyd McComb in Missouri and Pierre Combescot.
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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- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
- Jimmy Boyd McComb in Missouri: USA; actor/singer (Howard - Bachelor Father).
- Pierre Combescot: French journalist and writer.
- Barbara Buczek: Polish composer (d. 1993).
- Al Downing: American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2005).
- Ruth Dreifuss: Swiss journalist and politician 86th President of the Swiss Confederation.
- 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium
- WWII British submarine is sunk.
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