Friday 15 March 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Phil Lesh [Chapman] in Berkeley and Margo Coleman.
Primrose Path, directed by Gregory LaCava, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 15 March 1940 ?
- International Day Against Police Brutality
- Turkey buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio.
- Blessed Arnicus of Averbode
- For corporations in the United States that use the calendar year as their fiscal year, the date on which the corporation must file its corporate income tax return
- Constitution Day in Belarus
- National holiday in Hungary celebrating the 1848 Revolution. (See also Public holidays in Hungary)
- World Consumer Rights Day 
- In Japan, Hounen Matsuri
- Saint Clemens Maria Hofbauer (died 1820)
- Saint Lucretia
- Saint Luise of Marillac
- In the Roman calendar, the Ides of March.
- Phil Lesh [Chapman] in Berkeley: California, USA; rock bassist (Grass Roots, Grateful Dead).
- Margo Coleman: American advice columnist.
- Michael Goldwater: American investment executive.
- Jacques Hustin: Belgian singer-songwriter and artist who was successful in his homeland in both fields, and is best known internationally for his participation in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.
- Kenneth Pontikes: American merchandise marketer, economist and CEO in charge of Comdisco, an IBM computer mainframe leaser.
- Margo Howard: American journalist
- Frank Dobson: English politician Secretary of State for Health
- Phil Lesh: American bass player (Grateful Dead The Other Ones The Dead and Furthur)
- Mel Phillips: American radio host and programmer
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