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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Oct 02   In the year 1940 17 German aircrafts shot down above England  

Oct 03   On this day in history anti-Jewish laws are passed by the Vichy government.  

Oct 03   On this day in history france Vichy govt proclaims end to Jewish status  

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

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

Oct 04   In the year 1940 wrestling returns to Madison Sq Garden after 12 year lay off  

Oct 05   On this day in history silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40  

Oct 06   On this day in history boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russia, cosmonaut  

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

Oct 06   Zoological Gardens opens on Sloat & Skyline in SF on this day in history.  

Oct 07   Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series on this day in history.  

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

Oct 08   In the year 1940 robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78  

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

Oct 09   Winston Churchill elected head of the Conservative party on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Oct 15   In the year 1940 -16] Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed  

Oct 16   Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named 1st black general in regular army in the year 1940.  

Oct 16   On this day in history benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named first black general in regular army  

Oct 16   Lottery for first US WW II draftees held; #158 was drawn 1st on this day in history.  

Oct 16   On this day in history warsaw Ghetto established  

Oct 17   On this day in history german occupiers issue identity cards  

Oct 18   In the year 1940 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  

Oct 18   Kaufman & Harts "George Washington Slept Here," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Oct 18   On this day in history suze Groeneweg, 1st woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber (1918-37), dies at 65  

Oct 20   On this day in history cheese rationed in Netherlands  

Oct 21   In the year 1940 don Ritter, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )  

Oct 21   On this day in history rAF drops 1st anti-nazi pamphlets on Netherlands  

Oct 22   HMCS MARGAREE (RCN , ex 'Diana'), lost west of Ireland by collision with SS 'Port Fairy' in the year 1940.  

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

Oct 23   In the year 1940 the birth of Pele, Famous Brazilian soccer player  

Oct 24   On this day in history 40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938)  

Oct 24   Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball in the year 1940.  

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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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  

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

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   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

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

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