Historical Events Happened In 1940
Monday, 26 September 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 On this day in history gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)
Dec 05 In the year 1940 boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager
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 Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies in the year 1940.
Dec 06 In the year 1940 gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst
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 In the year 1940 german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London
Dec 09 On this day in history british assault on Banghazi Libya
Dec 09 British troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II in the year 1940.
Dec 09 Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius in the year 1940.
Dec 09 Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle on this day in history.
Dec 10 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) in the year 1940.
Dec 11 Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault in the year 1940.
Dec 12 British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani in the year 1940.
Dec 13 In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.
Dec 17 On this day in history british troops occupies Sollum
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 On this day in history connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000
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 World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army on this day in history.
Dec 23 In the year 1940 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 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 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 On this day in history brigitte Kronauer, writer