Historical Events Happened In 1940
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Nov 30 In the year 1940 lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.
Dec 01 Richard Pryor actor was born this day on this day in history.
Dec 02 Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games) in the year 1940.
Dec 05 In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.
Dec 06 In the year 1940 charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies
Dec 06 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst in the year 1940.
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.
Dec 08 In the year 1940 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 on this day in history.
Dec 09 Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle on this day in history.
Dec 10 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) on this day in history.
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 In the year 1940 british air raid on Mannheim
Dec 16 M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies on this day in history.
Dec 17 In the year 1940 british troops occupies Sollum
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 On this day in history 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 In the year 1940 nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37
Dec 22 In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.
Dec 26 In the year 1940 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) in the year 1940.
Dec 28 On this day in history arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
Dec 29 Brigitte Kronauer, writer on this day in history.