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Historical Events Happened In 1940

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Nov 30   In the year 1940 lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.  

Dec 01   In the year 1940 richard Pryor actor was born this day  

Dec 02   In the year 1940 gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)  

Dec 05   On this day in history boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager  

Dec 05   HMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port on this day in history.  

Dec 05   In the year 1940 jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60  

Dec 06   Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies in the year 1940.  

Dec 06   Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst in the year 1940.  

Dec 07   In the year 1940 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5  

Dec 08   On this day in history 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0  

Dec 08   German Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London in the year 1940.  

Dec 09   In the year 1940 british assault on Banghazi Libya  

Dec 09   British troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II on this day in history.  

Dec 09   In the year 1940 illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius  

Dec 09   Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle in the year 1940.  

Dec 10   British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) on this day in history.  

Dec 11   Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault in the year 1940.  

Dec 12   On this day in history british troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani  

Dec 13   Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies in the year 1940.  

Dec 16   In the year 1940 british air raid on Mannheim  

Dec 16   M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies in the year 1940.  

Dec 17   British troops occupies Sollum on this day in history.  

Dec 18   Munitions Minister C.D.Howe and 152 other survivors of the torpedoed lines SS Western Prince arive in Britian in the year 1940.  

Dec 20   Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 on this day in history.  

Dec 21   In the year 1940 f Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44  

Dec 22   In the year 1940 nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37  

Dec 22   World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army on this day in history.  

Dec 23   In the year 1940 john Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC  

Dec 25   Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

Dec 26   On this day in history 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148  

Dec 27   In New York City, Halifax born actress Ruby Keeler and her husband singer Al Jolson divorce after 12 years of marriage on this day in history.  

Dec 27   Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver) on this day in history.  

Dec 28   Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 on this day in history.  

Dec 29   Brigitte Kronauer, writer on this day in history.  

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Jan 02   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  

Jan 12   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  

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