Wednesday 11 September 1940
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bernie Dwyer and Nong Duc Manh.
The Westerner, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Kitty Foyle by Christopher Morle was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 11 September 1940 ?
- Bernie Dwyer: Rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers).
- Nong Duc Manh: Vietnamese politician.
- Brian De Palma: American film director, screenwriter, and producer, one of the hot-shot young directors of the '70s along with Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and George Lucas.
- Nông Mạnh: Vietnamese politician.
- Thomas McCraw: American historian and author (d. 2012).
- Theodore Olson: American lawyer and politician United States Solicitor General
- Robert Palmer: American businessman co-founded Mostek
- 54th Postmaster General: Frank C Walker of Pa takes office
- Anton Mussert establishes Dutch SS
- Buckingham Palace in London destroyed by German bombs
- George Stibitz performs the first remote operation of a computer.
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