Tuesday 23 January 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alan Cheuse and Joe Dowell.
The Fighting 69th, directed by William Keighley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Pie Day
- The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
- Alan Cheuse: American author critic and academic (d. 2015).
- Joe Dowell: American singer.
- Johnny Russell: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001).
- Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile.
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