Historical Events Happened In 1940
Friday, 27 November 2015
Nov 30 Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married in the year 1940.
Dec 01 Richard Pryor actor was born this day in the year 1940.
Dec 02 In the year 1940 gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)
Dec 05 In the year 1940 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 Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1940.
Dec 06 Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies on this day in history.
Dec 06 On this day in history gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst
Dec 07 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5 on this day in history.
Dec 08 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 on this day in history.
Dec 08 On this day in history german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London
Dec 09 On this day in history british assault on Banghazi Libya
Dec 09 British troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II in the year 1940.
Dec 09 Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius in the year 1940.
Dec 09 Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle in the year 1940.
Dec 10 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) in the year 1940.
Dec 11 In the year 1940 russian general Zhukov warns of German assault
Dec 12 British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani in the year 1940.
Dec 13 Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies on this day in history.
Dec 16 British air raid on Mannheim on this day in history.
Dec 16 On this day in history m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies
Dec 17 In the year 1940 british troops occupies Sollum
Dec 18 Munitions Minister C.D.Howe and 152 other survivors of the torpedoed lines SS Western Prince arive in Britian on this day in history.
Dec 20 On this day in history connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000
Dec 21 F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44 on this day in history.
Dec 22 Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37 in the year 1940.
Dec 22 World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army in the year 1940.
Dec 23 John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC in the year 1940.
Dec 25 On this day in history agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42
Dec 26 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148 in the year 1940.
Dec 27 In the year 1940 in New York City, Halifax born actress Ruby Keeler and her husband singer Al Jolson divorce after 12 years of marriage
Dec 27 In the year 1940 jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)
Dec 28 Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 on this day in history.
Dec 29 Brigitte Kronauer, writer in the year 1940.