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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Jan 30   In the year 1940 benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London  

Jan 30   On this day in history hassett's second 122 of the game for Victoria can't stop a New South Wales win  

Jan 31   On this day in history 40 U boats sunk this month (111,000 ton)  

Jan 31   RenĂ© "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Feb 01   In the year 1940 russia begins new offensive against Finland  

Feb 02   Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orch) in the year 1940.  

Feb 02   Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra on this day in history.  

Feb 05   In the year 1940 gen Winckelman replaces Gen Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander  

Feb 05   On this day in history general Winckelman replaces General Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander  

Feb 05   On this day in history glenn Miller &his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"  

Feb 05   On this day in history the birth of H R Giger, Dutch painter.  

Feb 07   On this day in history british railroads nationalized  

Feb 07   On this day in history francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for Engld v Australia 1894-95), dies  

Feb 07   Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio," premieres (New York NY) in the year 1940.  

Feb 08   In the year 1940 germans set up the Lodz ghetto. 31,721 rooms contain more than 160,000 Jews by May 1.  

Feb 08   Lewis & Hamilton's musical "Two for the Show," premieres in NYC in the year 1940.  

Feb 09   Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in the year 1940.  

Feb 10   On this day in history "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1  

Feb 10   Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM on this day in history.  

Feb 10   US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer on this day in history.  

Feb 10   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner  

Feb 11   In the year 1940 john Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies  

Feb 12   The Adventures of Superman serial premieres on the Mutual radio network, featuring Bud Collyer in the title role in the year 1940.  

Feb 13   In the year 1940 bradman scores 209 in 161 minutes for South Australia at the WACA  

Feb 13   Bradman scores 209* in 161 minutes for South Aust at the WACA on this day in history.  

Feb 14   In the year 1940 british merchant vessel fleet is armed  

Feb 16   British search plane finds German Altmark off Norway on this day in history.  

Feb 16   In the year 1940 rCAF's No. 110 Army Cooperation Squadron sails for Britain; first of 48 squadrons to go overseas  

Feb 17   In the year 1940 bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia  

Feb 20   Larry Clinton & his Orchestra record "Limehouse Blues" in the year 1940.  

Feb 22   Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island on this day in history.  

Feb 22   German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578 on this day in history.  

Feb 23   On this day in history russian troops conquer Lasi Island  

Feb 23   The birth of Peter Fonda, American actor on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born in the year 1940.  

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   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   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 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   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  

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