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 Dick Morrissey and James L Brooks.
My Favorite Wife, directed by Garson Kanin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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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".
- Dick Morrissey: Saxophonist.
- James L Brooks: Producer / director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic).
- 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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