Historical Events In 1940
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Nov 30 On this day in history lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.
Dec 01 Richard Pryor actor was born this day on this day in history.
Dec 02 Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games) on this day in history.
Dec 05 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager in the year 1940.
Dec 05 HMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port on this day in history.
Dec 05 On this day in history jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60
Dec 06 Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies in the year 1940.
Dec 06 On this day in history gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst
Dec 07 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5 on this day in history.
Dec 08 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 in the year 1940.
Dec 08 On this day in history german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London
Dec 09 British assault on Banghazi Libya on this day in history.
Dec 09 In the year 1940 british troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II
Dec 09 On this day in history illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
Dec 09 On this day in history maletti, Italian general, dies in battle
Dec 10 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) in the year 1940.
Dec 11 On this day in history russian general Zhukov warns of German assault
Dec 12 British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani on this day in history.
Dec 13 In the year 1940 dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies
Dec 16 On this day in history british air raid on Mannheim
Dec 16 M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies on this day in history.
Dec 17 British troops occupies Sollum on this day in history.
Dec 18 In the year 1940 munitions Minister C.D.Howe and 152 other survivors of the torpedoed lines SS Western Prince arive in Britian
Dec 20 On this day in history connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000
Dec 21 F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44 in the year 1940.
Dec 22 In the year 1940 nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37
Dec 22 World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army on this day in history.
Dec 23 On this day in history john Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC
Dec 25 Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 in the year 1940.
Dec 26 In the year 1940 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148
Dec 27 On this day in history in New York City, Halifax born actress Ruby Keeler and her husband singer Al Jolson divorce after 12 years of marriage
Dec 27 On this day in history jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)
Dec 28 On this day in history arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
Dec 29 Brigitte Kronauer, writer on this day in history.