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.