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Historical Events Happened In 1940

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Nov 30   Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married on this day in history.  

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

Dec 02   Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games) on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Dec 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history maletti, Italian general, dies in battle  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 16   On this day in history british air raid on Mannheim  

Dec 16   M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 17   British troops occupies Sollum on this day in history.  

Dec 18   On this day in history 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   On this day in history f Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44  

Dec 22   On this day in history nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37  

Dec 22   On this day in history world War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.  

Dec 23   John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Dec 25   On this day in history agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 27   Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver) on this day in history.  

Dec 28   Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 on this day in history.  

Dec 29   Brigitte Kronauer, writer on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

Jan 12   On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

Jan 18   On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.