Thursday June 13, 1940

US date format: 6/13/1940, UK date format: 13/6/1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 13, 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 Bobby Freeman in San Francisco and Ida Di Benedetto. The Mortal Storm, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Ragnobert, martyr [GTZ: Lyon]
  • Saint Valericus, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
  • Roman Empire ? Quinquatrus Minusculae held in honor of Minerva
  • Roman Empire ? seventh day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
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Events

  • WWII: Paris is declared an open city.
  • WWII: The Soviet Union annexes three Baltic States which are Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This is the most popular date to be said when the term Soviet Empire was coined.
  • WWII: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Naval Expansion Act into law, which aims to increase the United States Navy's tonnage by 11%.
  • WWII: A group of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnów become the first residents of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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Movies

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The Mortal Storm

The Mortal Storm

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan

Country: United States of America

Frontier Crusader

Frontier Crusader

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Tim McCoy, Dorothy Short, Lou Fulton, Karl Hackett

On the Spot

On the Spot

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Frankie Darro, Mary Kornman, Mantan Moreland, John St. Polis

The Ghost Breakers

The Ghost Breakers

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas

Country: United States of America

Brother Orchid

Brother Orchid

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern, Donald Crisp

Days to next June 13

If June 13, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 2 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 29 days.
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