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