Tuesday 13 August 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Timothy Wood and Jean-Claude Andruet.
Foreign Correspondent, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck was one of the best selling books.
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- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Timothy Wood: British Government Assistant Whip.
- Jean-Claude Andruet: Former French rally driver.
- Bill Musselman: American basketball player and coach (d. 2000).
- George C Pearce: Actor (Hold tat Lion, British Agent), dies at 75.
- Germany air attack on South England (Battle of Britain begins)
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