Friday April 26, 1940

US date format: 4/26/1940, UK date format: 26/4/1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 26, 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 Giorgio Moroder and Harry Fielder. My Favorite Wife, directed by Garson Kanin, 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 Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
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Famous Deaths

  • Carl Bosch: German chemist, engineer, industrialist.

Movies

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My Favorite Wife

My Favorite Wife

Directed by: Garson Kanin

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

Saps at Sea

Saps at Sea

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Ben Turpin

Ein Robinson

Ein Robinson

Directed by: Arnold Fanck

Starring: Herbert A.E. Böhme, Marieluise Claudius, Claus Clausen, Oscar Marion

Two Girls on Broadway

Two Girls on Broadway

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Starring: Lana Turner, Joan Blondell, George Murphy, Kent Taylor

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Directed by: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Anne Gwynne

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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NBC News (1940 TV Series)

NBC News (1940 TV Series)

Days to next April 26

If April 26, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 3 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 21 days.
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