Historical Events Happened In 1940
Sunday, 04 October 2015
Nov 30 Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married in the year 1940.
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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Dec 06 On this day in history gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst
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 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 British troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II on this day in history.
Dec 09 Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius on this day in history.
Dec 09 Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle in the year 1940.
Dec 10 On this day in history 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 Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies in the year 1940.
Dec 16 British air raid on Mannheim on this day in history.
Dec 16 In the year 1940 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 Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 in the year 1940.
Dec 21 F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44 in the year 1940.
Dec 22 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Dec 25 Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 on this day in history.
Dec 26 On this day in history 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) 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 On this day in history brigitte Kronauer, writer