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Historical Events Happened In 1940

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Nov 30   Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married in the year 1940.  

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

Dec 02   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 hMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port  

Dec 05   Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Dec 06   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5  

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

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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   In the year 1940 british troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II  

Dec 09   Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius on this day in history.  

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

Dec 12   British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani on this day in history.  

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

Dec 16   On this day in history british air raid on Mannheim  

Dec 16   On this day in history m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies  

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

Dec 18   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Dec 21   F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44 on this day in history.  

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   John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Dec 25   Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 in the year 1940.  

Dec 26   1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148 in the year 1940.  

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   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   On this day in history brigitte Kronauer, writer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  

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

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

Jan 04   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 12   On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

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

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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