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Historical Events Happened In 1940

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

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

Dec 01   Richard Pryor actor was born this day on this day in history.  

Dec 02   Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games) in the year 1940.  

Dec 05   In the year 1940 boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager  

Dec 05   In the year 1940 hMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port  

Dec 05   Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1940.  

Dec 06   In the year 1940 charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies  

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

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

Dec 08   1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 in the year 1940.  

Dec 08   In the year 1940 german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London  

Dec 09   In the year 1940 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 on this day in history.  

Dec 09   Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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   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 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 on this day in history.  

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   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   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   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) in the year 1940.  

Dec 28   On this day in history arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148  

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

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Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

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

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

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

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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