Sunday April 14, 1940

US date format: 4/14/1940, UK date format: 14/4/1940

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 14, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include David Hope and Patricia Bruder in Brooklyn. 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).
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
  • N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
  • Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
  • New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
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Events

  • Allied troops land in Norway
  • RCA demonstrated its new electron microscope in Philadelphia
  • World War II: Royal Marines land in Namsos, Norway in preparation for a larger force to arrive two days later.

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Movies

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Two Girls on Broadway

Two Girls on Broadway

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Starring: Lana Turner, Joan Blondell, George Murphy, Kent Taylor

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Directed by: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Anne Gwynne

Country: United States of America

Terry and the Pirates

Terry and the Pirates

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: William Tracy, Jeff York, Joyce Bryant, Allen Jung

Dr. Kildare's Strange Case

Dr. Kildare's Strange Case

Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet

Starring: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Shepperd Strudwick

Shooting High

Shooting High

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Jane Withers, Gene Autry, Marjorie Weaver, Frank M. Thomas

TV Series

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NBC News (1940 TV Series)

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

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