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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 09 May 2021

Oct 24   Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Oct 27   On this day in history anthea Joseph, music producer  

Oct 27   Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1940.  

Oct 28   In the year 1940 andrea d' Angeli, composer, dies at 71  

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   In the year 1940 sec of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-158-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history  

Oct 30   In the year 1940 cole Porters musical "Panama hattie," premieres in NYC  

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

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

Oct 31   Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto on this day in history.  

Nov 01   On this day in history 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa  

Nov 01   Prehistoric cave paintings discovered in Lascaux, France on this day in history.  

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

Nov 04   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 dutch submarine departs Dundee  

Nov 05   Franklin Delano Roosevelt elected to a record third term as President in the year 1940.  

Nov 05   President FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R) in the year 1940.  

Nov 06   On this day in history franklin D Roosevelt re-elected president  

Nov 06   In the year 1940 hMCS Ottawa is sunk by the Italian submarine DiBruno  

Nov 06   On this day in history roosevelt is elected President. Democrats keep House control.  

Nov 06   Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service in the year 1940.  

Nov 07   In the year 1940 guido Provoost, Belgian historian  

Nov 07   Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago on this day in history.  

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

Nov 08   In the year 1940 rAF bombs Munich  

Nov 10   Arthur Neville Chamberlain, British premier (1937-40), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Nov 11   In the year 1940 blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 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   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   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 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   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   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   On this day in history 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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