Tuesday 27 February 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Barbara Kelly and Pierre Duchesne.
The Baker's Wife, directed by Marcel Pagnol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while The Nazarene by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 27 February 1940 ?
- International Polar Bear Day.
- Saint Antigone
- Saint Leander
- First day of Maslenitsa in Russia (2006)
- Saint Honorine
- Dominican Republic - National Day.
- Bah�'f Faith - Day 2 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- Roman Empire - Equirria, horse races in honour of the pagan war god Mars were held.
- Saint Gabriel of the Mother of Sorrows
- Barbara Kelly: CEO (Scottish Consumer Council).
- Pierre Duchesne: Canadian politician 28th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.
- Howard Hesseman: American actor.
- Bill Hunter: Australian actor (d. 2011).
- Peter Behrens: German architect and designer.
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