What the sky looked like on August 16, 1940
Get the star map showing the sky over this special date
US date format: 8/16/1940, UK date format: 16/8/1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Bruce Beresford and John Craven.
Young People, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 16, 1940?