Monday 30 December 1940
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 30, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Philippe Cousteau and Claude Leteurtre.
Cheers for Miss Bishop, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching Gabby.
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- The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
- Philippines - Rizal Day
- Philippe Cousteau: French oceanographer and cinematographer, the younger son and chief protégé of his famous dad, Jacques Cousteau, working as a diver and photographer.
- Claude Leteurtre
- James Burrows: TV producer / director (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers).
- Childe Wills: early associate of Henry Ford, one of the first employees of the Ford Motor Company, and a contributor to the design of the Model T (Born 1878).
- In Sweden, Victor Hasselblad forms the Victor Hasselblad AB Camera Company.
- In Korea, the ''Hunminjeongeum'' (1446) is discovered, explaining the basis of the Hangul alphabet.
- US historian Arthur Marder publishes ''The Anatomy of British Sea Power: a history of British naval policy in the pre-Dreadnought era, 1880-1905''.
- Olympic Games, assigned to Tokyo, Japan, and later to Helsinki, Finland, are suspended due to WWII.