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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Oct 02   On this day in history 17 German aircrafts shot down above England  

Oct 03   In the year 1940 anti-Jewish laws are passed by the Vichy government.  

Oct 03   France Vichy govt proclaims end to Jewish status in the year 1940.  

Oct 04   On this day in history 12 German aircrafts shot down above England  

Oct 04   Adolph Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in the Alps on this day in history.  

Oct 04   On this day in history wrestling returns to Madison Sq Garden after 12 year lay off  

Oct 05   In the year 1940 silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40  

Oct 06   Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russia, cosmonaut in the year 1940.  

Oct 06   Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

Oct 06   On this day in history zoological Gardens opens on Sloat & Skyline in SF  

Oct 07   Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series in the year 1940.  

Oct 08   In the year 1940 cin Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series  

Oct 08   Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78 in the year 1940.  

Oct 09   In the year 1940 the birth of John Lennon, Former member of 'The Beatles'  

Oct 09   On this day in history winston Churchill elected head of the Conservative party  

Oct 12   On this day in history tom Mix, US actor (Texan, Hidden Gold), dies at 60  

Oct 14   Balham tube disaster during the Blitz on this day in history.  

Oct 15   -16] Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed on this day in history.  

Oct 16   Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named 1st black general in regular army on this day in history.  

Oct 16   Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named first black general in regular army on this day in history.  

Oct 16   In the year 1940 lottery for first US WW II draftees held; #158 was drawn 1st  

Oct 16   Warsaw Ghetto established in the year 1940.  

Oct 17   German occupiers issue identity cards in the year 1940.  

Oct 18   HMS H.49,sunk off Texel island, Holland in North Sea by depth charges from German anti-submarine trawlers UJ.116 and UJ.118. On patrol off Dutch coast at time of threatened German invasion of Britain in the year 1940.  

Oct 18   In the year 1940 kaufman & Harts "George Washington Slept Here," premieres in NYC  

Oct 18   In the year 1940 suze Groeneweg, 1st woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber (1918-37), dies at 65  

Oct 20   Cheese rationed in Netherlands in the year 1940.  

Oct 21   Don Ritter, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- ) on this day in history.  

Oct 21   RAF drops 1st anti-nazi pamphlets on Netherlands in the year 1940.  

Oct 22   On this day in history hMCS MARGAREE (RCN , ex 'Diana'), lost west of Ireland by collision with SS 'Port Fairy'.  

Oct 23   Freddie Marsden, Liverpool, rock drummer (Gerry & The Pacemakers) on this day in history.  

Oct 23   The birth of Pele, Famous Brazilian soccer player on this day in history.  

Oct 24   40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938) in the year 1940.  

Oct 24   Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball 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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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