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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 01 October 2020

Jan 30   Benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London in the year 1940.  

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   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra  

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   Glenn Miller &his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction" in the year 1940.  

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

Feb 07   British railroads nationalized in the year 1940.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   In the year 1940 "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   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner  

Feb 11   On this day in history john Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies  

Feb 12   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history british merchant vessel fleet is armed  

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

Feb 16   On this day in history 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" on this day in history.  

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

Feb 22   On this day in history german air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578  

Feb 23   Russian troops conquer Lasi Island in the year 1940.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1940.  

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   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

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

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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

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