Historical Events For 1940
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Nov 30 In the year 1940 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 On this day in history boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager
Dec 05 HMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port in the year 1940.
Dec 05 On this day in history jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60
Dec 06 Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies in the year 1940.
Dec 06 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0
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 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 in the year 1940.
Dec 10 In the year 1940 british anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
Dec 11 Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault on this day in history.
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 in the year 1940.
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 In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.
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 In the year 1940 world War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
Dec 23 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 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 Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver) in the year 1940.
Dec 28 In the year 1940 arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
Dec 29 Brigitte Kronauer, writer in the year 1940.