Friday 28 June 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Renato Pagliari and Louise Leak.
All This, and Heaven Too, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck was one of the best selling books.
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- Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
- Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
- National Handshake Day
- Renato Pagliari: Italian-born British singer in Renee and Renato (d. 2009).
- Louise Leak: American minor artist who choked to death while eating 5/18/1978.
- Karpal Singh: Karpal was a Malaysian lawyer and politician, who had been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Bukit Gelugor in the state of Penang since 2004.
- Mohammad Yunus: Bangladeshi professor and Nobel Prize winner in 2006 for combining ideas of capitalism with social conscience aid the poor particularly in rural areas of poverty-stricken countries.
- Roderick Wright: Scottish ecclesiastic, ordained a Roman Catholic Bishop 1/15/1991 who resigned amidst a scandal.
- Muhammad Yunus: Bangladeshi banker, economist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
- Italo Balbo: Italian aviator and statesman.
- Quiz Kids? premieres on radio.
- Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union.
- General Charles de Gaulle is officially recognized by Britain as the quotLeader of all Free Frenchmen, wherever they may be.quot
- WWII: German forces land in Guernsey, marking the start of the 5-year Occupation of the Channel Islands.
- Federal government of the United States reorganisation:
- The Civil Aeronautics Administration is placed under the Department of Commerce.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is placed under the Federal Security Agency.
- The Fish and Wildlife Service is placed under the Department of the Interior.
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