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Historical Events For 1940

Friday, 23 June 2017

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

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   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60  

Dec 06   Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 06   In the year 1940 gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst  

Dec 07   In the year 1940 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 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   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 in the year 1940.  

Dec 10   On this day in history british anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)  

Dec 11   Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault in the year 1940.  

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   In the year 1940 british troops occupies Sollum  

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   In the year 1940 f Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44  

Dec 22   In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.  

Dec 25   Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 in the year 1940.  

Dec 26   In the year 1940 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) in the year 1940.  

Dec 28   In the year 1940 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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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   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  

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   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.  

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   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

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 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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 24   In the year 1940 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)  

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