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Historical Events For 1940

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

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 in the year 1940.  

Dec 05   On this day in history jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60  

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

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 in the year 1940.  

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

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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 on this day in history.  

Dec 09   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 british troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani  

Dec 13   On this day in history dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies  

Dec 16   British air raid on Mannheim in the year 1940.  

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

Dec 20   Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 22   In the year 1940 world War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.  

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

Dec 25   In the year 1940 agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42  

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   In the year 1940 arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148  

Dec 29   Brigitte Kronauer, writer in the year 1940.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

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

Jan 03   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

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

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

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

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

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 20   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

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

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