Sunday March 24, 1940

US date format: 3/24/1940, UK date format: 24/3/1940

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 24, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Bob Mackie and François Blondel (bishop). Son of the Navy, directed by William Nigh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Tuberculosis Day.
  • Saint Simeon (died 1475)
  • Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
  • Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)

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Movies

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Son of the Navy

Son of the Navy

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Jean Parker, James Dunn, Martin Spellman, Selmer Jackson

The Courageous Dr. Christian

The Courageous Dr. Christian

Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus

Starring: Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Lovett, Robert Baldwin, Tom Neal

Gang War

Gang War

Directed by: Leo C. Popkin

Starring: Ralph Cooper, Gladys Snyder, Reginald Fenderson, Laurence Criner

Rebecca

Rebecca

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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

Country: United States of America

Band Waggon

Band Waggon

Directed by: Marcel Varnel

Starring: Arthur Askey, Jack Hylton and His Band, Richard Murdoch, Pat Kirkwood

TV Series

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NBC News (1940 TV Series)

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

Starring: A.G. Street

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Directed by: nbcu

Days to next March 24

If March 24, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 4 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 12 days.
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