Wednesday 24 January 1940
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joachim Gauck and Flip Buurmeijer.
The Fighting 69th, directed by William Keighley, 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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- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- Joachim Gauck: Designated German President, election expected on 18 March 2012.
- Flip Buurmeijer: Dutch Member of Parliament (PvdA).
- Emile van Bosch: revue/operetta-artist, dies at age 52.
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