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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Aug 03   In the year 1940 lithuanian is accepted into the USSR  

Aug 03   The birth of Martin Sheen, American actor in the year 1940.  

Aug 03   Willard Hershberger, catcher (Cin Reds), commits suicide on this day in history.  

Aug 04   In the year 1940 karel Vachek, director (Moravska Hellas, Elective Affinities)  

Aug 04   Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of Revisionist Zionism, dies on this day in history.  

Aug 05   "Acquaintance" blows-up Zandvoortse synagouge on this day in history.  

Aug 05   Frederick A Cook, US, explorer (North Pole), dies at 75 in the year 1940.  

Aug 06   Estonia is annexed into Soviet empire in the year 1940.  

Aug 07   Churchill recognizes De Gaulle govt in exile in the year 1940.  

Aug 07   On this day in history largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for an 1856 British Guiana)  

Aug 07   In the year 1940 marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place)  

Aug 08   On this day in history 31 German aircrafts shot down over England  

Aug 08   In the year 1940 battle of Britain  

Aug 08   Battle of Britain began as Germany launches air attacks on this day in history.  

Aug 10   On this day in history anti-Jewish laws are passed in Romania.  

Aug 10   In the year 1940 prince Bernhard Fund forms  

Aug 11   On this day in history 38 German aircrafts shot down above England  

Aug 12   Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircrafts in the year 1940.  

Aug 13   In the year 1940 air crash in Canberra kills three UAP ministers and Chief of the General Staff  

Aug 13   In the year 1940 george C Pearce, actor (Hold tat Lion, British Agent), dies at 75  

Aug 13   Germany air attack on South England (Battle of Britain begins) on this day in history.  

Aug 14   Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland on this day in history.  

Aug 15   On this day in history 1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazi)  

Aug 16   In the year 1940 45 German aircrafts shot down over England  

Aug 16   Billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries in the year 1940.  

Aug 17   In the year 1940 fDR & Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission  

Aug 17   FDR &Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission on this day in history.  

Aug 18   On this day in history 71 German aircrafts shot down above England  

Aug 18   Chrysler founder Walter P. Chrysler dies in the year 1940.  

Aug 19   The birth of Jill St John, American actress on this day in history.  

Aug 20   On this day in history 1st Polish squadrons fight along in the Battle of Britain  

Aug 20   In the year 1940 british PM Churchill says of the Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"  

Aug 20   Leon Trotsky, assassinated in Mexico City by Stalin agents, dies 8/21 in the year 1940.  

Aug 21   Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Frank Jackson at 62 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   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  

Jan 12   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  

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