Wednesday October 23, 1940

US date format: 10/23/1940, UK date format: 23/10/1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Raymond Soubie and Jordan Christopher in Youngston. The Mark of Zorro, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Gabby.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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The Mark of Zorro

The Mark of Zorro

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard

Country: United States of America

Escape

Escape

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt, Alla Nazimova

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr

Country: United States of America

Seven Sinners

Seven Sinners

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford

North West Mounted Police

North West Mounted Police

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Gabby

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States of America

Days to next October 23

If October 23, 1940 is your birthday you're 79 years, 9 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 8 days.
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