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Historical Events Happened In 1940

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Nov 30   In the year 1940 lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.  

Dec 01   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  

Dec 06   Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies in the year 1940.  

Dec 06   On this day in history gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst  

Dec 07   On this day in history 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 09   British assault on Banghazi Libya in the year 1940.  

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

Dec 11   Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault on this day in history.  

Dec 12   British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani in the year 1940.  

Dec 13   Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 16   On this day in history british air raid on Mannheim  

Dec 16   On this day in history m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies  

Dec 17   British troops occupies Sollum on this day in history.  

Dec 18   In the year 1940 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   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   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 in the year 1940.  

Dec 25   Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)  

Dec 28   In the year 1940 arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148  

Dec 29   Brigitte Kronauer, writer on this day in history.  

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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   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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

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

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)