Sunday 18 August 1940
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pierre Goldstone and Adam Makowicz.
Foreign Correspondent, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Kitty Foyle by Christopher Morle was one of the best selling books.
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- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Pierre Goldstone: French homicide; killed his fiancée and her lover in Dijon, France on 9/23/1983.
- Adam Makowicz: Polish-Canadian pianist and composer.
- Gil Whitney: American journalist (d. 1982).
- Charles Wilson: Scottish journalist.
- Walter P Chrysler: American automobile executive (Born 1875).
- 71 German aircrafts shot down above England
- HRH The Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, is installed as Governor of the Bahamas.
- WWII: Winston Churchill pays tribute in the House of Commons to the Royal Air Force: ampquotNever in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.ampquot
- Leon Trotsky is attacked with an ice axe in his Mexico home by NKVD agent Ramón Mercader.
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