Friday 23 February 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jermyn P and Myriam Colombi.
The Baker's Wife, directed by Marcel Pagnol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingwa was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Jermyn P: Brooks; CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe).
- Myriam Colombi: French actress and theatre director, who spent eleven years at the Comédie-Française.
- Peter Fonda: American actor on stage and in films, screenwriter and producer.
- Myriam Colomdi: La Carneille Actor.
- Jackie Smith: American football player.
- Kamer Genç: Turkish politician of Zaza origin (d. 2016)
- Russian troops conquer Lasi Island.
- RKO Radio Pictures releases Walt Disney's animated film Pinocchio to theaters in the USA.
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