Thursday 9 May 1940
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include James L Brooks and Dick Morrissey.
My Favorite Wife, directed by Garson Kanin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 9 May 1940 ?
- 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)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
- James L Brooks: Producer / director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic).
- Dick Morrissey: Saxophonist.
- Gerti Bierenbroodspot: Dutch artist, poet and archaeologist.
- James Brooks: US mural painter (Flight, La Guardia New York), dies at age 85.
- World War II: The German submarine U-9 sinks the French coastal submarine Doris near Den Helder.
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