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Historical Events Happened In 1940

Sunday, 01 February 2015

Nov 30   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager  

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

Dec 05   On this day in history jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60  

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

Dec 06   Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Dec 08   In the year 1940 german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London  

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   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   British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) on this day in history.  

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

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

Dec 13   In the year 1940 dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies  

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

Dec 16   In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.  

Dec 20   Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 in the year 1940.  

Dec 21   F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44 in the year 1940.  

Dec 22   Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37 in the year 1940.  

Dec 22   World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army in the year 1940.  

Dec 23   John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

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 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   In the year 1940 jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)  

Dec 28   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)