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
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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.

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King of the Royal Mounted

King of the Royal Mounted

Directed by: John English, William Witney

Starring: Allan Lane, Robert Strange, Robert Kellard, Lita Conway

Kleider machen Leute

Kleider machen Leute

Directed by: Helmut Käutner

Starring: Heinz Rühmann, Hertha Feiler, Hilde Sessak, Hans Sternberg

The Mummy's Hand

The Mummy's Hand

Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Starring: Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wallace Ford, Eduardo Ciannelli

The Howards of Virginia

The Howards of Virginia

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Starring: Cary Grant, Martha Scott, Cedric Hardwicke, Alan Marshal

Before I Hang

Before I Hang

Directed by: Nick Grinde

Starring: Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Edward Van Sloan

Days to next September 12

If September 12, 1940 is your birthday you're 79 years, 10 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 4 days.

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