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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 01 October 2020

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

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

Jun 28   In the year 1940 romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union  

Jun 29   On this day in history anjer (Carnation) Day-anniversary of Prince Bernhard  

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

Jun 29   US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 30   US Fish &Wildlife Service established on this day in history.  

Jul 01   Channel Islands occupied by German forces in the year 1940.  

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

Jul 02   On this day in history dutch PM Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory)  

Jul 02   Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated on this day in history.  

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

Jul 03   ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany in the year 1940.  

Jul 03   British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in North Africa on this day in history.  

Jul 03   In the year 1940 george Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for S Africa 1896-99), dies  

Jul 03   The legendary comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted with their network radio show on NBC on this day in history.  

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

Jul 05   Diplomatic relations broken between Britain &Vichy govt in France in the year 1940.  

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

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

Jul 10   On this day in history australian fighter pilots begin their participation in the Battle of Britain  

Jul 10   Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air on this day in history.  

Jul 10   On this day in history battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air (114 days)  

Jul 10   Battle of Britian began in the year 1940.  

Jul 10   On this day in history donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64  

Jul 11   On this day in history british & German dogfight above Lyme Bay  

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

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

Jul 14   Bill Howell, cricketer (18 Tests for Aust 1898-1905), dies in the year 1940.  

Jul 14   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1940 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   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 24   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  

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