Tuesday 12 November 1940US date format: 11/12/1940, UK date format: 12/11/1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 12, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sam Winston and Donald Wuerl.
Little Nellie Kelly, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching Gabby.
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
- Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
- National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
- In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
- Sam Winston: American entrepreneur who founded...
- Donald Wuerl: American ecclesiastic; Bishop Wuerl of...
- Jürgen Todenhöfer: German judge and politician.
- Bruno Tolentino
- Jurgen Todenhofer: German politician.
- Alejandro Garcia Caturla: Composer, dies at 34.
- Blizzard strikes midwestern US, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes).