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Historical Events Happened In 1940

Saturday, 30 April 2016

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

Dec 01   On this day in history richard Pryor actor was born this day  

Dec 02   In the year 1940 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   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   On this day in history charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies  

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   In the year 1940 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0  

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   In the year 1940 british troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II  

Dec 09   Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius on this day in history.  

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

Dec 10   British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) on this day in history.  

Dec 11   On this day in history russian general Zhukov warns of German assault  

Dec 12   British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani on this day in history.  

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

Dec 16   British air raid on Mannheim in the year 1940.  

Dec 16   M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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   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   Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  

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

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   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

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

Jan 18   In the year 1940 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   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  

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

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