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Historical Events Happened In 1940

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Nov 30   In the year 1940 lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.  

Dec 01   Richard Pryor actor was born this day in the year 1940.  

Dec 02   Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games) on this day in history.  

Dec 05   On this day in history boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager  

Dec 05   On this day in history hMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port  

Dec 05   Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1940.  

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   28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5 in the year 1940.  

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   British troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II in the year 1940.  

Dec 09   In the year 1940 illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius  

Dec 09   Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle in the year 1940.  

Dec 10   British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) on this day in history.  

Dec 11   Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault on this day in history.  

Dec 12   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Dec 22   Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37 in the year 1940.  

Dec 22   World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 26   1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148 in the year 1940.  

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   On this day in history jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)  

Dec 28   On this day in history arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148  

Dec 29   Brigitte Kronauer, writer on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)