Thursday May 23, 1940

US date format: 5/23/1940, UK date format: 23/5/1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see zodiac on May 23, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Gérard Larrousse and Rennie Davis. Lightning Strikes West, directed by Harry L. Fraser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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Events

  • 1st great dogfight between Spitfires

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Rebecca

Rebecca

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Country: United States of America

Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Country: United States of America

Ein Robinson

Ein Robinson

Directed by: Arnold Fanck

Starring: Herbert A.E. Böhme, Marieluise Claudius, Claus Clausen, Oscar Marion

My Favorite Wife

My Favorite Wife

Directed by: Garson Kanin

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

Lightning Strikes West

Lightning Strikes West

Directed by: Harry L. Fraser

Starring: Ken Maynard, Claire Rochelle, Bob Terry, Michael Vallon

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Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 23, 1940?

On May 23, 1940 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is May 23, 1940?

On May 23, 1940 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 23, 1940?

On May 23, 1940 the US President was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 23, 1940?

On May 23, 1940 the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 23, 1940?

On May 23, 1940 Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 23, 1940?

On May 23, 1940 several famous people were born including, Gérard Larrousse, Rennie Davis, Patrick Hoguet.

Which famous people died on May 23, 1940?

Famous people died on May 23, 1940 include, Paul Nizan, Andrej N Rimsky-Korssakov.


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