Tuesday 16 April 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Margrethe II of Denmark and Paul Cox.
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, directed by Ford Beebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Margrethe II of Denmark
- Paul Cox: Actor (Exile, Golden Braid, Touch Me).
- Queen Margrethe: II of Denmark.
- Stephen Lawrence Pruslin: Composer.
- Lord Camoys: deputy CEO (Barclays de Zoete Wedd).
- Benoit Bouchard: Canadian politician.
- Margrethe: Danish royal family, the Queen of Denmark, an artist and archaeologist.
- Garry Roggenburk: American baseball player, a pitcher with the Minnesota Twins (1963, 1965-1967), Boston Red Sox (1967-1969) and Seattle Pilots (1969).
- Joan Snyder: American artist, a painter.
- Margrethe II: Royalty.
- Benoît Bouchard: Canadian academic and politician 18th Canadian Minister of Transport.
- Margaret Maden: English academic.
- Thomas Stonor: 7th Baron Camoys English banker and politician Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom.
- 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs. Cubs exhibition)
- Cleveland Indians' Bob Feller hurls an opening day no-hitter versus Chicago, 1-0.
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