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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 07 July 2022

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

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 in the year 1940.  

Oct 04   In the year 1940 adolph Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in the Alps  

Oct 04   Wrestling returns to Madison Sq Garden after 12 year lay off in the year 1940.  

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

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

Oct 06   On this day in history ferdinando Liuzzi, composer, dies at 55  

Oct 06   Zoological Gardens opens on Sloat & Skyline in SF in the year 1940.  

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

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' on this day in history.  

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

Oct 12   In the year 1940 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   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   In the year 1940 lottery for first US WW II draftees held; #158 was drawn 1st  

Oct 16   Warsaw Ghetto established on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history kaufman & Harts "George Washington Slept Here," premieres in NYC  

Oct 18   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history freddie Marsden, Liverpool, rock drummer (Gerry & The Pacemakers)  

Oct 23   The birth of Pele, Famous Brazilian soccer player in the year 1940.  

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 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   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

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

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   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   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

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

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

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

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

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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