Thursday 24 October 1940US date format: 10/24/1940, UK date format: 24/10/1940
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 24, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Pierre Genet and Martin Campbell.
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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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Jean-Pierre Genet: French road bicycle racer, professional...
- Martin Campbell: New Zealand director and producer.
- Rafał Piszcz: Polish canoe racer (d. 2012).
- David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville: Politician.
- Yossi Sarid: Israeli politician (d. 2015).
- David Sainsbury: Baron Sainsbury of Turville English...
- F Murray Abraham: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Actor...
- Victor Hollaender: Composer, dies at 74.
- Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants
- Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball.
- 40 hour work week goes into effect in US (Fair Labor Standards of 1938).