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Historical Events Happened In 1940

Monday, 21 April 2014

Nov 30   Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married on this day in history.  

Dec 01   Richard Pryor actor was born this day on this day in history.  

Dec 02   On this day in history gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)  

Dec 05   Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager on this day in history.  

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

Dec 05   Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Dec 06   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0  

Dec 08   German Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London on this day in history.  

Dec 09   On this day in history british assault on Banghazi Libya  

Dec 09   On this day in history british troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II  

Dec 09   Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius on this day in history.  

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   British air raid on Mannheim on this day in history.  

Dec 16   M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history f Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44  

Dec 22   Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 23   On this day in history john Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC  

Dec 25   On this day in history 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   On this day in history in New York City, Halifax born actress Ruby Keeler and her husband singer Al Jolson divorce after 12 years of marriage  

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 Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

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   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

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