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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Feb 23   In the year 1940 walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio," released  

Feb 24   Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star" in the year 1940.  

Feb 25   In the year 1940 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)  

Feb 26   In the year 1940 the US Air Defense Command is created.  

Feb 26   US Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY in the year 1940.  

Feb 27   In the year 1940 martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14  

Feb 27   On this day in history peter Behrens, German architect, dies  

Feb 28   On this day in history 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)  

Feb 28   On this day in history johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81  

Feb 28   Mario Andretti, auto racer and Indianapolis 500 Hall of Famer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 28   Richard Wright's "Native Son" published on this day in history.  

Feb 28   On this day in history the birth of Mario Andretti, Race-car driver  

Feb 28   On this day in history the first college basketball games are televised, as W2XBS in NY City broadcasts a pair of games from Madison Square Garden.  

Feb 28   US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%)) on this day in history.  

Feb 29   "Gone with the Wind," wins 8 Oscars on this day in history.  

Feb 29   45 U boats sunk this month (170,000 ton) in the year 1940.  

Feb 29   Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 29   In the year 1940 gone with the Wind picks up eight Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture.  

Feb 29   Gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer on this day in history.  

Feb 29   In the year 1940 hattie McDaniel becomes first black woman to win an Oscar  

Feb 29   The birth of Mario Andretti, Italian racing driver on this day in history.  

Mar 01   In the year 1940 12th Academy Awards  

Mar 01   12th Academy Awards "Gone with the Wind", Robert Donat &Vivien Leigh win on this day in history.  

Mar 01   In the year 1940 12th Academy Awards: "Gone with the Wind", Robert Donat &Vivien Leigh win  

Mar 01   In the year 1940 josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73  

Mar 01   In the year 1940 richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published  

Mar 02   On this day in history 1st intercollegiate track meet telecast, MSG, NYC  

Mar 02   Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland on this day in history.  

Mar 03   Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label on this day in history.  

Mar 06   In the year 1940 1st US telecast from an airplane, NYC  

Mar 07   Mont Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home on this day in history.  

Mar 07   On this day in history the Lodz ghetto is sealed. 165,000 people in 1.6 square miles.  

Mar 07   Winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain on this day in history.  

Mar 10   In the year 1940 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci  

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

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

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

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   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  

Jan 12   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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