Historical Events Happened In 1940
Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Nov 30 On this day in history lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.
Dec 01 Richard Pryor actor was born this day on this day in history.
Dec 02 Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games) in the year 1940.
Dec 05 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager on this day in history.
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 In the year 1940 charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies
Dec 06 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst on this day in history.
Dec 07 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5 on this day in history.
Dec 08 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 in the year 1940.
Dec 08 German Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London in the year 1940.
Dec 09 British assault on Banghazi Libya in the year 1940.
Dec 09 On this day in history british troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II
Dec 09 In the year 1940 illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
Dec 09 In the year 1940 maletti, Italian general, dies in battle
Dec 10 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) in the year 1940.
Dec 11 In the year 1940 russian general Zhukov warns of German assault
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 on this day in history.
Dec 16 In the year 1940 m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies
Dec 17 British troops occupies Sollum on this day in history.
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 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 In the year 1940 agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42
Dec 26 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148 on this day in history.
Dec 27 In the year 1940 in New York City, Halifax born actress Ruby Keeler and her husband singer Al Jolson divorce after 12 years of marriage
Dec 27 Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver) on this day in history.
Dec 28 On this day in history arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
Dec 29 In the year 1940 brigitte Kronauer, writer