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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Nov 12   On this day in history alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer, dies at 34  

Nov 12   Blizzard strikes midwest, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes) in the year 1940.  

Nov 12   Ria Lubbers, wife of Dutch premier Ruud Lubbers on this day in history.  

Nov 13   On this day in history walt Disney's "Fantasia" released  

Nov 13   Walt Disney's"Fantasia" released on this day in history.  

Nov 14   During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England in the year 1940.  

Nov 14   On this day in history during WW II, German planes destroyed most of Coventry, England  

Nov 15   On this day in history 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime  

Nov 16   World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg in the year 1940.  

Nov 17   Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane on this day in history.  

Nov 18   George Matesky Mad Bomber's first time bomb in the year 1940.  

Nov 18   George Matesky, New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison on this day in history.  

Nov 19   Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler in the year 1940.  

Nov 20   On this day in history german air raid on Birmingham fails  

Nov 20   Hungary, Rumania, and Slovakia join Axis on this day in history.  

Nov 21   In the year 1940 dr John, [Rebennack], New Orleans La, vocalist (I Was in Right Place)  

Nov 21   On this day in history geoffrey Legge, cricketer (WWII 196 Eng v NZ Auckland 1930), dies  

Nov 21   In the year 1940 nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands  

Nov 22   On this day in history 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis  

Nov 22   Terry Gilliam (actor Monty Python series, And Now for Something Completely Different, ) in the year 1940.  

Nov 22   Terry Gilliam (actor: Monty Python series, And Now for Something Completely Different, ) in the year 1940.  

Nov 22   Waclaw Berent, Polish novelist, dies at 67 in the year 1940.  

Nov 23   1st edition of illegal "The Truth" publishes in the year 1940.  

Nov 23   On this day in history catherina van Rennes, composer, dies at 82  

Nov 25   In the year 1940 patria steamer sinks killing 200, outside of Haifa  

Nov 25   Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die on this day in history.  

Nov 26   Leidse students strike on this day in history.  

Nov 26   Nazis force 500,000 Warsaw Jews to live in walled ghetto in the year 1940.  

Nov 27   6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB) on this day in history.  

Nov 28   Cleveringa arrested by nazis on this day in history.  

Nov 28   Nicolae Iorga, author/president of Romania, murdered by fascist on this day in history.  

Nov 30   28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 1): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 8-2 on this day in history.  

Nov 30   First game of only 2-game Grey Cup (Ottawa 8, Toronto Balmy Beach 2) on this day in history.  

Nov 30   On this day in history fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78  

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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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 20   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  

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