What the sky looked like on August 31, 1940
Get the star map showing the sky over this special date
US date format: 8/31/1940, UK date format: 31/8/1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Alain Calmat and Wilton Felder.
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 31, 1940?