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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Jan 30   On this day in history benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London  

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

Jan 31   In the year 1940 40 U boats sunk this month (111,000 ton)  

Jan 31   RenĂ© "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

Feb 01   Russia begins new offensive against Finland on this day in history.  

Feb 02   On this day in history frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orch)  

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

Feb 05   On this day in history gen Winckelman replaces Gen Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander  

Feb 05   In the year 1940 general Winckelman replaces General Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander  

Feb 05   In the year 1940 glenn Miller &his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"  

Feb 05   The birth of H R Giger, Dutch painter in the year 1940.  

Feb 07   British railroads nationalized in the year 1940.  

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

Feb 07   Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio," premieres (New York NY) on this day in history.  

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

Feb 08   On this day in history lewis & Hamilton's musical "Two for the Show," premieres in NYC  

Feb 09   On this day in history joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title  

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

Feb 10   In the year 1940 tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM  

Feb 10   In the year 1940 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer  

Feb 10   In the year 1940 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner  

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

Feb 12   On this day in history the Adventures of Superman serial premieres on the Mutual radio network, featuring Bud Collyer in the title role.  

Feb 13   On this day in history bradman scores 209 in 161 minutes for South Australia at the WACA  

Feb 13   On this day in history bradman scores 209* in 161 minutes for South Aust at the WACA  

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

Feb 16   In the year 1940 british search plane finds German Altmark off Norway  

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   Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia on this day in history.  

Feb 20   In the year 1940 larry Clinton & his Orchestra record "Limehouse Blues"  

Feb 22   On this day in history finnish troops vacate Koivisto island  

Feb 22   In the year 1940 german air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578  

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

Feb 23   In the year 1940 the birth of Peter Fonda, American actor  

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

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

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