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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 04 July 2020

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

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   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   Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

Oct 06   Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russia, cosmonaut on this day in history.  

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

Oct 16   On this day in history benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named 1st black general in regular army  

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

Oct 16   Lottery for first US WW II draftees held; #158 was drawn 1st in the year 1940.  

Oct 16   In the year 1940 warsaw Ghetto established  

Oct 17   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history kaufman & Harts "George Washington Slept Here," premieres in NYC  

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

Oct 20   In the year 1940 cheese rationed in Netherlands  

Oct 21   Don Ritter, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- ) in the year 1940.  

Oct 21   RAF drops 1st anti-nazi pamphlets on Netherlands on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

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   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

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 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   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 on this day in history.  

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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