Historical Events Happened In 1940
Sunday, 29 March 2015
Nov 30 In the year 1940 lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.
Dec 01 Richard Pryor actor was born this day in the year 1940.
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 HMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port in the year 1940.
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 On this day in history 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 the year 1940.
Dec 08 On this day in history 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0
Dec 08 On this day in history german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London
Dec 09 In the year 1940 british assault on Banghazi Libya
Dec 09 On this day in history british troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II
Dec 09 In the year 1940 illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
Dec 09 In the year 1940 maletti, Italian general, dies in battle
Dec 10 In the year 1940 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 on this day in history.
Dec 13 In the year 1940 dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies
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 On this day in history british troops occupies Sollum
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 Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 on this day in history.
Dec 21 F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44 in the year 1940.
Dec 22 On this day in history nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37
Dec 22 In the year 1940 world War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
Dec 23 On this day in history john Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC
Dec 25 Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 in the year 1940.
Dec 26 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 brigitte Kronauer, writer