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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Feb 23   On this day in history walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio," released  

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

Feb 25   On this day in history 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)  

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

Feb 26   In the year 1940 uS Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY  

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

Feb 27   Peter Behrens, German architect, dies on this day in history.  

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

Feb 28   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 richard Wright's "Native Son" published  

Feb 28   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 uS population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))  

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

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

Feb 29   In the year 1940 edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies  

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

Feb 29   In the year 1940 gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer  

Feb 29   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 12th Academy Awards "Gone with the Wind", Robert Donat &Vivien Leigh win  

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

Mar 01   Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Mar 01   On this day in history richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published  

Mar 02   In the year 1940 1st intercollegiate track meet telecast, MSG, NYC  

Mar 02   In the year 1940 soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland  

Mar 03   Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label in the year 1940.  

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

Mar 07   In the year 1940 mont Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home  

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

Mar 07   Winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain in the year 1940.  

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

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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   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

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   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   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   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  

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