Thursday September 12, 1940
US date format: 9/12/1940, UK date format: 12/9/1940
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Carla Dall'Oglio and Linda Gray.
King of the Royal Mounted, directed by John English, William Witney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 12, 1940?
- Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
- Cape Verde - National Day
- Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
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- 4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings
- Italian troops enter Egypt
- Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.
- An explosion at the Hercules Powder Company plant in Kenvil, New Jersey kills 51 people and injures over 200.