Monday August 12, 1940

US date format: 8/12/1940, UK date format: 12/8/1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Michael Brunson and Alexander Yossifov. Young People, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Historical Events

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  • Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircrafts
  • Netherlands starts rationing textile

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Young People

Young People

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Shirley Temple, Jack Oakie, Charlotte Greenwood, Arleen Whelan

Brigham Young

Brigham Young

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy

Foreign Correspondent

Foreign Correspondent

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Country: United States of America

Stranger on the Third Floor

Stranger on the Third Floor

Directed by: Boris Ingster

Starring: Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Charles Waldron

The Durango Kid

The Durango Kid

Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Starring: Charles Starrett, Luana Walters, Kenneth MacDonald, Francis Walker

Days to next August 12

If August 12, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 28 days.
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