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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 07 March 2021

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

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

Oct 03   France Vichy govt proclaims end to Jewish status on this day in history.  

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

Oct 04   On this day in history adolph Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in the Alps  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 06   Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer, dies at 55 in the year 1940.  

Oct 06   In the year 1940 zoological Gardens opens on Sloat & Skyline in SF  

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

Oct 08   On this day in history cin Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series  

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   In the year 1940 winston Churchill elected head of the Conservative party  

Oct 12   Tom Mix, US actor (Texan, Hidden Gold), dies at 60 in the year 1940.  

Oct 14   In the year 1940 balham tube disaster during the Blitz.  

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   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 in the year 1940.  

Oct 16   Warsaw Ghetto established in the year 1940.  

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

Oct 20   Cheese rationed in Netherlands on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

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

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  

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

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   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  

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