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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Jan 03   WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   FCC hears first transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

Jan 06   On this day in history mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.  

Jan 08   On this day in history britain's 1st WW II rationing (bacon, butter & sugar)  

Jan 08   On this day in history great Britain begins the rationing of meat, butter, and sugar to help the war effort during WWII.  

Jan 09   In the year 1940 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium  

Jan 09   The Australian Comforts Fund (ACF) is set up again to raise money for comfort parcels for dispatch to service personnel in Australia and overseas on this day in history.  

Jan 10   First convoy carrying units of the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF) sails for the Middle East in the year 1940.  

Jan 11   Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet premieres in Leningrad on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo &Juliet premieres in Leningrad on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

Jan 12   On this day in history world War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.  

Jan 14   In the year 1940 commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers  

Jan 14   The birth of Trevor Nunn, British stage director in the year 1940.  

Jan 15   On this day in history german U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk  

Jan 15   In the year 1940 german U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)  

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 21   Foreign correspondents in Netherlands under censorship on this day in history.  

Jan 22   On this day in history 1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS  

Jan 22   In the year 1940 the birth of John Hurt, English actor  

Jan 23   On this day in history pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile  

Jan 23   On this day in history pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish govt in exile  

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 24   On this day in history the Naval Secretary notifies Secretary of War Henry Stimson, "Hostilities would be initiated by a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor."  

Jan 25   Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland on this day in history.  

Jan 25   On this day in history nazi decrees the establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland  

Jan 26   In the year 1940 nazi's forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains  

Jan 26   Nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains on this day in history.  

Jan 27   On this day in history -17F (-27C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)  

Jan 27   -17F (-27C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

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   On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  

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

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