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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Jun 28   In the year 1940 "Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio  

Jun 28   Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jun 28   Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union in the year 1940.  

Jun 29   Anjer (Carnation) Day-anniversary of Prince Bernhard on this day in history.  

Jun 29   On this day in history paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Modern Art), dies at 60  

Jun 29   US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register on this day in history.  

Jun 30   "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears in the year 1940.  

Jun 30   "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, first appears in the year 1940.  

Jun 30   On this day in history uS Fish &Wildlife Service established  

Jul 01   In the year 1940 channel Islands occupied by German forces  

Jul 02   Ben[jamin] Turpin, US comic (Saps at Sea, His New Job), dies on this day in history.  

Jul 02   Dutch PM Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory) on this day in history.  

Jul 02   In the year 1940 lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated  

Jul 02   The Arandora Star was torpedoed en route to Canada, survirors rescued by HMCS ST. Laurent in the year 1940.  

Jul 03   On this day in history aRP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany  

Jul 03   British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in North Africa in the year 1940.  

Jul 03   George Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for S Africa 1896-99), dies in the year 1940.  

Jul 03   In the year 1940 the legendary comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted with their network radio show on NBC  

Jul 05   Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy govt in France on this day in history.  

Jul 05   In the year 1940 diplomatic relations broken between Britain &Vichy govt in France  

Jul 05   HMS WHIRLWIND, sunk in the North Atlantic 120 miles west of Lands End, south west England 1 torpedo from German U-34 in the year 1940.  

Jul 09   8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis in the year 1940.  

Jul 10   Australian fighter pilots begin their participation in the Battle of Britain on this day in history.  

Jul 10   On this day in history battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air  

Jul 10   In the year 1940 battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air (114 days)  

Jul 10   In the year 1940 battle of Britian began  

Jul 10   Donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64 in the year 1940.  

Jul 11   British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay on this day in history.  

Jul 11   In the year 1940 petty Officer D. A. Hewitt first Canadian killed in the Battle of Britain.  

Jul 13   Patrick Stewart, England, actor (Picard-Star Trek Next Generation) in the year 1940.  

Jul 14   In the year 1940 bill Howell, cricketer (18 Tests for Aust 1898-1905), dies  

Jul 14   In the year 1940 due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps  

Jul 15   In the year 1940 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Il  

Jul 15   In the year 1940 donald Calthrop, dies at 52  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

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   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born in the year 1940.  

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   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   On this day in history 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   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  

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