Thursday 23 May 1940
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gérard Larrousse and Rennie Davis.
Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn was one of the best selling books.
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- World Turtle Day
- Saint Desiderius
- Saint Guibert of Gemblours
- Saint Montana
- Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
- Discordianism: Day of Disunity
- Gérard Larrousse: French race car driver.
- Rennie Davis: American political activist in the '60s, a member of the Chicago Seven.
- Patrick Hoguet
- Giles Gordon: Scottish literary agent and writer, based for most of his career in London.
- Levan Moseshvili: Georgian basketball player and coach.
- Bjørn Johansen: Norwegian saxophnist (d. 2002).
- 1st great dogfight between Spitfires
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