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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Nov 30   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager  

Dec 05   On this day in history hMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port  

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   Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst in the year 1940.  

Dec 07   28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5 in the year 1940.  

Dec 08   1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 on this day in history.  

Dec 08   German Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London on this day in history.  

Dec 09   In the year 1940 british assault on Banghazi Libya  

Dec 09   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 maletti, Italian general, dies in battle  

Dec 10   British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) in the year 1940.  

Dec 11   Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault in the year 1940.  

Dec 12   British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani in the year 1940.  

Dec 13   Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 16   British air raid on Mannheim on this day in history.  

Dec 16   M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies in the year 1940.  

Dec 17   On this day in history british troops occupies Sollum  

Dec 18   Munitions Minister C.D.Howe and 152 other survivors of the torpedoed lines SS Western Prince arive in Britian on this day in history.  

Dec 20   Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 on this day in history.  

Dec 21   F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44 on this day in history.  

Dec 22   Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37 in the year 1940.  

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   1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148 on this day in history.  

Dec 27   In New York City, Halifax born actress Ruby Keeler and her husband singer Al Jolson divorce after 12 years of marriage on this day in history.  

Dec 27   In the year 1940 jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)  

Dec 28   In the year 1940 arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148  

Dec 29   Brigitte Kronauer, writer in the year 1940.  

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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   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   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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