Historical Events Happened In 1940
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Nov 30 Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married in the year 1940.
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 In the year 1940 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 Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.
Dec 06 Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1940 british anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
Dec 11 In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.
Dec 16 On this day in history m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies
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 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 world War II: HimarĂ« is captured by the Greek army.
Dec 23 John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
Dec 25 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 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 Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 on this day in history.
Dec 29 Brigitte Kronauer, writer in the year 1940.