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.
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