Sunday 10 March 1940
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Rabe in Dubuque and Francis Schwartz.
Virginia City, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Anastasia
- Saint Macharius (d.335)
- Saint John Ogilvie (died 1615)
- Saint Himelin
- Saint Blankaard
- Tibetian national Uprising day
- Fans of video game character Mario celebrate Mar10 Day, by singing songs about him, watching the movie and show, and playing Mario games.
- Doctors Day - (Venezuela).
- David Rabe in Dubuque: Iowa, USA; playwright (Streamers).
- Francis Schwartz: Composer.
- Wayne Dyer: Psychologist (Universe Within You).
- Dean Torrence in Los Angeles: California, USA; surf music singer (Jan and Dean - "Little Old Lady from Pasadena").
- Chuck [Carlos Ray] Norris in Ryan: Oklahoma, USA; martial arts actor (Walker Texas Ranger, Missing in Action).
- Chuck Norris: American actor who built a substantial career on his skill in martial arts. After a difficult birth, he was raised in the humble conditions of an Oklahoma farm. Searching for a better life, the family moved 15 times when he was a kid. Half-Cherokee and Irish, he had little confidence until he discovered martial arts.
- David Rabe: American playwright and screenwriter
- Dean Torrence: American singer-songwriter (Jan & Dean)
- 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci
- First US opera telecast, W2XBS, New York City, New York, I Pagliacci.
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