Historical Events For 1940
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Nov 30 On this day in history lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.
Dec 01 In the year 1940 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 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager in the year 1940.
Dec 05 In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.
Dec 06 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst on this day in history.
Dec 07 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5 on this day in history.
Dec 08 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 on this day in history.
Dec 08 In the year 1940 german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London
Dec 09 British assault on Banghazi Libya in the year 1940.
Dec 09 In the year 1940 british troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II
Dec 09 In the year 1940 illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
Dec 09 In the year 1940 maletti, Italian general, dies in battle
Dec 10 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) in the year 1940.
Dec 11 Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault in the year 1940.
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 in the year 1940.
Dec 16 On this day in history british air raid on Mannheim
Dec 16 In the year 1940 m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies
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 on this day in history.
Dec 20 In the year 1940 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 On this day in history nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37
Dec 22 World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army in the year 1940.
Dec 23 On this day in history john Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC
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 in the year 1940.
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) in the year 1940.
Dec 28 Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 in the year 1940.
Dec 29 Brigitte Kronauer, writer on this day in history.