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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Nov 12   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history ria Lubbers, wife of Dutch premier Ruud Lubbers  

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   During WW II, German planes destroyed most of Coventry, England on this day in history.  

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

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

Nov 17   Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Nov 19   On this day in history belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler  

Nov 20   German air raid on Birmingham fails on this day in history.  

Nov 20   In the year 1940 hungary, Rumania, and Slovakia join Axis.  

Nov 21   On this day in history dr John, [Rebennack], New Orleans La, vocalist (I Was in Right Place)  

Nov 21   Geoffrey Legge, cricketer (WWII 196 Eng v NZ Auckland 1930), dies on this day in history.  

Nov 21   On this day in history nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands  

Nov 22   500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis in the year 1940.  

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

Nov 22   On this day in history terry Gilliam (actor: Monty Python series, And Now for Something Completely Different, )  

Nov 22   On this day in history waclaw Berent, Polish novelist, dies at 67  

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

Nov 23   Catherina van Rennes, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Nov 25   Patria steamer sinks killing 200, outside of Haifa in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 27   In the year 1940 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB)  

Nov 28   On this day in history cleveringa arrested by nazis  

Nov 28   On this day in history nicolae Iorga, author/president of Romania, murdered by fascist  

Nov 30   28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 1): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 8-2 in the year 1940.  

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

Nov 30   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

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   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

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   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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