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Historical Events Happened In 1940

Wednesday, 01 June 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   Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games) in the year 1940.  

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

Dec 05   In the year 1940 hMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port  

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

Dec 06   In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.  

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

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

Dec 09   In the year 1940 maletti, Italian general, dies in battle  

Dec 10   British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) in the year 1940.  

Dec 11   In the year 1940 russian general Zhukov warns of German assault  

Dec 12   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies  

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   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   In the year 1940 world War II: Himarë 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   1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148 on this day in history.  

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

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

Dec 29   In the year 1940 brigitte Kronauer, writer  

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Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

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

Jan 12   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  

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