Thursday May 09, 1940

US date format: 5/9/1940, UK date format: 9/5/1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 James L Brooks and Gerti Bierenbroodspot. Waterloo Bridge, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, 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

  • Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
  • Our Lady of Flanders
  • Saint Tudi
  • Saint Pachomius (died 346)
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Events

  • World War II: The German submarine U-9 sinks the French coastal submarine Doris near Den Helder.

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Movies

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Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Country: United States of America

Torrid Zone

Torrid Zone

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Andy Devine

Flight Angels

Flight Angels

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: Virginia Bruce, Dennis Morgan, Wayne Morris, Ralph Bellamy

I Was an Adventuress

I Was an Adventuress

Directed by: Gregory Ratoff

Starring: Vera Zorina, Richard Greene, Erich von Stroheim, Peter Lorre

Beyond Tomorrow

Beyond Tomorrow

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

Starring: Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger, Alex Melesh

TV Series

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NBC News (1940 TV Series)

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

Days to next May 09

If May 09, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 3 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 24 days.
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