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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: HimarĂ« 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.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

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

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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