Saturday 18 May 1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gérard Fuchs and A Marshall Stoneham.
Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while The Nazarene by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Gérard Fuchs
- A Marshall Stoneham: FRS, physicist.
- Shirley Peel: American astrologer and originator of Star*Charts, a computerized astrology service in the '90s.
- Erico Aumentado: Filipino journalist lawyer and politician (d. 2012).
- German troops conquer Brussels
- Marshal Philippe Pétain is named vice-premier of France.
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