Wednesday 17 April 1940
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 17, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Claire Bretécher and Billy Fury.
Ein Robinson, directed by Arnold Fanck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 17 April 1940
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Which were the important events of 17 April 1940 ?
- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- Claire Bretécher: French artist, a cartoonist and caricaturist whose work has appeared in French publications.
- Billy Fury: English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1983).
- Eric Dancer: English businessman and politician Lord Lieutenant of Devon.
- John McCririck: English television horse racing pundit.
- Chuck Menville: American animator and screenwriter (d. 1992).
- Anja Silja: German soprano and actress.