Monday June 24, 1940
US date format: 6/24/1940, UK date format: 24/6/1940
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 24, 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 Hope Cooke and Maurizio Mosca.
The Sea Hawk, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 24, 1940?
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
- Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
- Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
- Quarter days in England
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- France signs an armistice with Italy during WWII