Sunday 17 March 1940, St. Patrick's DayUS date format: 3/17/1940, UK date format: 17/3/1940
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 17, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mark White and Vito Picone.
Rebecca, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day