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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 03 July 2022

Aug 23   German bombers begin night time attacks (The Blitz) on London on this day in history.  

Aug 23   German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London in the year 1940.  

Aug 24   In the year 1940 luftwaffe bombs London  

Aug 24   Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80 in the year 1940.  

Aug 25   On this day in history 1st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin)  

Aug 25   In the year 1940 first "parachute wedding."  

Aug 25   On this day in history the first parachute wedding (how do you kiss the bride?)  

Aug 26   RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk on this day in history.  

Aug 27   Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan) on this day in history.  

Aug 28   French colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle on this day in history.  

Aug 29   7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567) on this day in history.  

Aug 29   On this day in history arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77  

Aug 31   On this day in history 1st edition pf illegal opposition newspaper Free Netherlands  

Aug 31   On this day in history hollywood screen stars Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh are married.  

Aug 31   On this day in history johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58  

Sep 02   23rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey CC Hershey Pa on this day in history.  

Sep 02   Beverly Sanders, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey) in the year 1940.  

Sep 03   1st showing of high definition color TV in the year 1940.  

Sep 03   In the year 1940 otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59  

Sep 03   The birth of Pauline Collins, British actress in the year 1940.  

Sep 03   The first showing of high definition color TV on this day in history.  

Sep 03   US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease in the year 1940.  

Sep 04   On this day in history cBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB  

Sep 04   In the year 1940 the 'Battle of Britain' begins, after Hitler threatens to raze British cities to the ground because British bombers attacked Munich  

Sep 05   All 355 Jewish-owned businesses in Luxembourg become "Aryan" property in the year 1940.  

Sep 06   In the year 1940 crown prince Michael succeeds Carol II as king of Romania  

Sep 07   54th US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (62 63) in the year 1940.  

Sep 07   In the year 1940 edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies  

Sep 07   German Air Force blitz London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights on this day in history.  

Sep 09   In the year 1940 28 German aircraft shot down above England  

Sep 10   Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb on this day in history.  

Sep 11   On this day in history -12] Buckingham Palace destroyed by German bombs  

Sep 11   In the year 1940 the birth of Brian DePalma, American director  

Sep 12   In the year 1940 49 die & 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ)  

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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   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

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   In the year 1940 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

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

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

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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