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Historical Events For 1940

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Nov 30   In the year 1940 lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.  

Dec 01   Richard Pryor actor was born this day in the year 1940.  

Dec 02   Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games) in the year 1940.  

Dec 05   On this day in history boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager  

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   In the year 1940 charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies  

Dec 06   In the year 1940 gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst  

Dec 07   28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5 in the year 1940.  

Dec 08   1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 in the year 1940.  

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Dec 08   On this day in history german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London  

Dec 09   In the year 1940 british assault on Banghazi Libya  

Dec 09   British troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II in the year 1940.  

Dec 09   Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius in the year 1940.  

Dec 09   Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle on this day in history.  

Dec 10   British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) in the year 1940.  

Dec 11   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 british air raid on Mannheim  

Dec 16   M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies in the year 1940.  

Dec 17   British troops occupies Sollum in the year 1940.  

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   In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.  

Dec 25   Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1940 jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)  

Dec 28   In the year 1940 arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148  

Dec 29   Brigitte Kronauer, writer in the year 1940.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

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Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 03   In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

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   In the year 1940 birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

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   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 24   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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