Tuesday 29 October 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jose Ulises Macias Salcedo and Frida Boccara.
The Mark of Zorro, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingwa was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gabby.
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- St. Terence of Metz
- Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
- Anglican Church - James Hannington
- St. Zenobius
- St. Theodore
- St. Bond
- Saint Colman of Kilmacduagh
- St. Maximillian
- St. Donatus of Corfu
- St. Anne
- St. Abraham of Rostov
- R.C. Saints - October 29th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem, Diwali in 1989.
- Douai Martyrs
- St. Elfleda
- St. Hyacinth
- St. Ida of Leeuw
- St. John of Autun
- Jose Ulises Macias Salcedo: Catholic bishop.
- Frida Boccara: French singer of Italian descent.
- David Brigati: American singer (Joey Dee and the Starliters and The Rascals).
- Angela Douglas: English actress and singer.
- Connie Mack: (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- / Sen-R-FL).
- Jack Shepherd: English actor director and playwright
- Galen Weston: English-Canadian businessman and philanthropist founded George Weston Limited
- Secretary of War Henry L Stimson draws first number (158) in first peacetime military draft in US history.
- The Selective Service System lottery is held in Washington, D.C..
- November ndash In Cambodia the Khmer Issarak is formed to overthrow the French Army within the nation.
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