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Historical Events Happened In 1940

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Dec 01   On this day in history richard Pryor actor was born this day  

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   On this day in history jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60  

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

Dec 08   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history british anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)  

Dec 11   On this day in history russian general Zhukov warns of German assault  

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   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   On this day in history munitions Minister C.D.Howe and 152 other survivors of the torpedoed lines SS Western Prince arive in Britian  

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   John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Dec 25   On this day in history agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42  

Dec 26   On this day in history 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148  

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   Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver) on this day in history.  

Dec 28   Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 on this day in history.  

Dec 29   On this day in history brigitte Kronauer, writer  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

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   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

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   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

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   On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

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)