Historical Events For 1940
Monday, 23 October 2017
Nov 30 Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married in the year 1940.
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 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 On this day in history 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 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst on this day in history.
Dec 07 In the year 1940 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 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 On this day in history illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
Dec 09 Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle on this day in history.
Dec 10 In the year 1940 british anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
Dec 11 In the year 1940 russian general Zhukov warns of German assault
Dec 12 In the year 1940 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 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 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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Dec 22 Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37 on this day in history.
Dec 22 On this day in history world War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
Dec 23 In the year 1940 john Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC
Dec 25 Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 on this day in history.
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 Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 on this day in history.
Dec 29 Brigitte Kronauer, writer in the year 1940.