Historical Events Happened In 1940
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Nov 30 On this day in history 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 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager in the year 1940.
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 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 In the year 1940 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0
Dec 08 German Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London on this day in history.
Dec 09 British assault on Banghazi Libya on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Dec 10 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) in the year 1940.
Dec 11 On this day in history russian general Zhukov warns of German assault
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 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 in the year 1940.
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 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 on this day in history.
Dec 25 Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 in the year 1940.
Dec 26 On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.
Dec 27 Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver) on this day in history.
Dec 28 In the year 1940 arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
Dec 29 In the year 1940 brigitte Kronauer, writer