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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 01 October 2020

Oct 24   On this day in history victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74  

Oct 25   Benjamin O Davis Dr became 1st Black general in US Army in the year 1940.  

Oct 26   Canadian Pacific's Empress of Britian is bombed and sunk in the year 1940.  

Oct 26   The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight in the year 1940.  

Oct 27   In the year 1940 anthea Joseph, music producer  

Oct 27   On this day in history fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72  

Oct 28   Andrea d' Angeli, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1940.  

Oct 28   On this day in history greece successfully resists Italy's attack  

Oct 29   Connie Mack, (Rep-R-FL, 1983- /Sen-R-FL) in the year 1940.  

Oct 29   Sec of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-158-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history on this day in history.  

Oct 30   Cole Porters musical "Panama hattie," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Oct 30   In the year 1940 hMS STURDY, lost west coast of Scotland, on Tiree Island - ran aground in fog and wrecked.  

Oct 31   63 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton) on this day in history.  

Oct 31   On this day in history deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto  

Nov 01   In the year 1940 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa  

Nov 01   On this day in history prehistoric cave paintings discovered in Lascaux, France  

Nov 01   The first US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa in the year 1940.  

Nov 04   On this day in history eggs & cake rationed in Netherlands  

Nov 04   Manuel AzaƱa y Diez, Spanish PM (1932..4)/pres (1936-39), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Nov 05   Dutch submarine departs Dundee in the year 1940.  

Nov 05   Franklin Delano Roosevelt elected to a record third term as President on this day in history.  

Nov 05   In the year 1940 president FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R)  

Nov 06   In the year 1940 franklin D Roosevelt re-elected president  

Nov 06   HMCS Ottawa is sunk by the Italian submarine DiBruno in the year 1940.  

Nov 06   Roosevelt is elected President. Democrats keep House control in the year 1940.  

Nov 06   In the year 1940 ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service  

Nov 07   Guido Provoost, Belgian historian on this day in history.  

Nov 07   Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago in the year 1940.  

Nov 07   Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash in the year 1940.  

Nov 08   In the year 1940 rAF bombs Munich  

Nov 10   In the year 1940 arthur Neville Chamberlain, British premier (1937-40), dies at 71  

Nov 10   On this day in history pittsburgh & Philadelphia play a penalty free NFL game  

Nov 11   1,000s Paris students lay reath at Grave of Unknown Soldier on this day in history.  

Nov 11   Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100 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   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 in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

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   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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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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