Friday 31 May 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alain Duhamel and Alfonso Guerra.
The Ghost Breakers, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck was one of the best selling books.
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- World No Tobacco Day.
- Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
- Saint Gislemerio
- Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
- Saint Petronella.
- the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- The Godiva procession.
- IT Day.
- Alain Duhamel: French journalist and political commentator.
- Alfonso Guerra: Spanish politician, the Vice-President 1987.
- Gilbert Louis: French Catholic clergyman, the 104th bishop of Chalons-en-Champagne since 1999.
- Gilbert Shelton: American underground comics illustrator.
- Elfi Mikesch: Cinematographer (Erotique, Out of America, Malina).
- General Major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken
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