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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 15 May 2021

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

Jun 28   In the year 1940 italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya, dies at 44  

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

Jun 29   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history uS passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register  

Jun 30   "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears on this day in history.  

Jun 30   On this day in history "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, first appears  

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

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 in the year 1940.  

Jul 02   Dutch PM Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory) in the year 1940.  

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   ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1940.  

Jul 05   On this day in history diplomatic relations broken between Britain &Vichy govt in France  

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

Jul 09   On this day in history 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis  

Jul 10   Australian fighter pilots begin their participation in the Battle of Britain in the year 1940.  

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

Jul 10   Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air (114 days) in the year 1940.  

Jul 10   Battle of Britian began in the year 1940.  

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   On this day in history petty Officer D. A. Hewitt first Canadian killed in the Battle of Britain.  

Jul 13   On this day in history patrick Stewart, England, actor (Picard-Star Trek Next Generation)  

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

Jul 14   Due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps on this day in history.  

Jul 15   1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Il on this day in history.  

Jul 15   On this day in history donald Calthrop, dies at 52  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

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   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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