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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Jan 30   Benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London on this day in history.  

Jan 30   Hassett's second 122 of the game for Victoria can't stop a New South Wales win in the year 1940.  

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

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

Feb 01   Russia begins new offensive against Finland in the year 1940.  

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   Gen Winckelman replaces Gen Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 07   British railroads nationalized on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for Engld v Australia 1894-95), dies in the year 1940.  

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

Feb 08   On this day in history germans set up the Lodz ghetto. 31,721 rooms contain more than 160,000 Jews by May 1.  

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

Feb 09   In the year 1940 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   Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Feb 14   British merchant vessel fleet is armed on this day in history.  

Feb 16   British search plane finds German Altmark off Norway in the year 1940.  

Feb 16   RCAF's No. 110 Army Cooperation Squadron sails for Britain; first of 48 squadrons to go overseas on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia on this day in history.  

Feb 20   On this day in history larry Clinton & his Orchestra record "Limehouse Blues"  

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

Feb 22   German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578 in the year 1940.  

Feb 23   Russian troops conquer Lasi Island on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

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 in the year 1940.  

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   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

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   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

Jan 12   On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  

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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