Historical Events Happened In 1940
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
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) in the year 1940.
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 on this day in history.
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 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst on this day in history.
Dec 07 On this day in history 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5
Dec 08 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 in the year 1940.
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 On this day in history 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) on this day in history.
Dec 11 Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault on this day in history.
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 British air raid on Mannheim on this day in history.
Dec 16 M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies on this day in history.
Dec 17 British troops occupies Sollum on this day in history.
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 in the year 1940.
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 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148
Dec 27 In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.
Dec 29 On this day in history brigitte Kronauer, writer