Sunday 29 September 1940
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Knapp and John Dawes.
Knute Rockne All American, directed by Lloyd Bacon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn was one of the best selling books.
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- Argentina, Inventor's Day - L�szl= J=zsef Bfr='s birthday.
- England, Ireland - One of the four Quarter days in the Irish calendar
- Also see September 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Michaelmas - Christian feast of the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael
- French Republican Calendar - Amarante (Amaranth) Day, eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Jimmy Knapp: Scottish Union leader, the General Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen.
- John Dawes: Rugby coach.
- Mike Eischeid: NFL punter (Oakland Raiders).
- Nicola Di Bari: Italian singer-songwriter and actor, considered one of the "sacred monsters" of Italian pop music.
- Brute Force: American singer-songwriter.
- Carlos Troncoso: Dominican politician 34th Vice President of the Dominican Republic (d. 2014).
- Double or Nothing, a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net
- Strike Up Band, opens
- 1st US Merchant ship Booker T Washington commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac) launched at Wilmington, Delaware
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