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Historical Events Happened In 1940

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Nov 30   Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married in 1940.  

Dec 01   In [ dec 01 richard Pryor actor was born this day  

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   On this day in history hMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port  

Dec 05   In [ dec 05 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   In [ dec 06 gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst  

Dec 07   28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5 in 1940.  

Dec 08   1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 on this day in history.  

Dec 08   German Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London in 1940.  

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 1940.  

Dec 09   On this day in history illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius  

Dec 09   On this day in history maletti, Italian general, dies in battle  

Dec 10   In [ dec 10 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   Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies in 1940.  

Dec 16   In [ dec 16 british air raid on Mannheim  

Dec 16   In [ dec 16 m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies  

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   Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 in 1940.  

Dec 21   In [ dec 21 f Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44  

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 in 1940.  

Dec 23   John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC in 1940.  

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

Dec 26   In [ dec 26 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   On this day in history jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)  

Dec 28   In [ dec 28 arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148  

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

Jan 03   In [ jan 03 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   In [ jan 04 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   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in 1940.  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in 1940.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born in 1940.  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in 1940.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in 1940.  

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

Jan 05   In [ jan 05 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 1940.  

Jan 18   In [ jan 18 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   In [ jan 20 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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