Saturday 13 April 1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 13, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include J M G Le Clézio and Vladimir Cosma.
Two Girls on Broadway, directed by S. Sylvan Simon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- J M G Le Clézio
- Vladimir Cosma: Romanian composer and conductor.
- Max Mosley: English race car driver and engineer co-founded March Engineering.
- JMG Le Clezio: French novelist, Nobel laureate in Literature.
- Jean-Marie Le Clézio: French author and professor.
- Jean Le Clezio: France Writer.
- Michael Herr: Journalist.
- Lester Chambers: American singer-songwriter (The Chambers Brothers).
- J Le Clézio: French author and academic Nobel Prize laureate.
- Jim McNab: Scottish footballer (d. 2006).
- Mike Beuttler: Egyptian-English race car driver (d. 1988).
- J. M. G. Le Clezio: Writer.
- Lester Chambers in Flora: Mississippi, USA; vocalist (Chambers Brothers - "Time Has Come Today").
- 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed
- Cornelious Warmerdam becomes the first man to pole vault 15 feet, Berkeley, California.
- Stanley Cup: New York Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2.
- The New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup. It would be another 54 years before their next win.