Historical Events Happened In 1940
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Nov 30 Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married on this day in history.
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 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 Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies in the year 1940.
Dec 06 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst on this day in history.
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 On this day in history german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London
Dec 09 British assault on Banghazi Libya in the year 1940.
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) on this day in history.
Dec 11 On this day in history russian general Zhukov warns of German assault
Dec 12 British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani on this day in history.
Dec 13 On this day in history 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 British troops occupies Sollum in the year 1940.
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 Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 in the year 1940.
Dec 21 In the year 1940 f Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44
Dec 22 Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37 in the year 1940.
Dec 22 World War II: HimarĂ« is captured by the Greek army in the year 1940.
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 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history brigitte Kronauer, writer