What the sky looked like on August 29, 1940
Get the star map showing the sky over this special date
US date format: 8/29/1940, UK date format: 29/8/1940
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 29, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Gary Gabelich and James Brady.
The Westerner, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 29, 1940?