Historical Events Happened In 1940
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Nov 30 Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married on this day in history.
Dec 01 On this day in history richard Pryor actor was born this day
Dec 02 Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games) in the year 1940.
Dec 05 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager in the year 1940.
Dec 05 On this day in history hMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port
Dec 05 On this day in history jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60
Dec 06 In the year 1940 charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies
Dec 06 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 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 On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.
Dec 09 Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle on this day in history.
Dec 10 On this day in history british anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
Dec 11 Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault on this day in history.
Dec 12 British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani in the year 1940.
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 in the year 1940.
Dec 17 On this day in history 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 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 Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37 on this day in history.
Dec 22 World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army in the year 1940.
Dec 23 On this day in history 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 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 on this day in history.
Dec 27 In the year 1940 jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)
Dec 28 Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 on this day in history.
Dec 29 Brigitte Kronauer, writer in the year 1940.