Historical Events For 1940
Wednesday, 07 December 2016
Nov 30 Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married in the year 1940.
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 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager on this day in history.
Dec 05 HMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port in the year 1940.
Dec 05 Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1940.
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 on this day in history.
Dec 07 On this day in history 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 British assault on Banghazi Libya on this day in history.
Dec 09 In the year 1940 british troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II
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 In the year 1940 british anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
Dec 11 Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault on this day in history.
Dec 12 On this day in history british troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani
Dec 13 In the year 1940 dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies
Dec 16 On this day in history british air raid on Mannheim
Dec 16 M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies on this day in history.
Dec 17 British troops occupies Sollum in the year 1940.
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 On this day in history f Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44
Dec 22 On this day in history nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37
Dec 22 In the year 1940 world War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
Dec 23 John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC in the year 1940.
Dec 25 Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 in the year 1940.
Dec 26 In the year 1940 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148
Dec 27 On this day in history in New York City, Halifax born actress Ruby Keeler and her husband singer Al Jolson divorce after 12 years of marriage
Dec 27 On this day in history jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)
Dec 28 On this day in history arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
Dec 29 In the year 1940 brigitte Kronauer, writer