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Historical Events In 1940

Friday, 21 January 2022

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

Feb 24   Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star" on this day in history.  

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   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   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   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   The first college basketball games are televised, as W2XBS in NY City broadcasts a pair of games from Madison Square Garden in the year 1940.  

Feb 28   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 45 U boats sunk this month (170,000 ton)  

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

Feb 29   On this day in history gone with the Wind picks up eight Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture.  

Feb 29   On this day in history 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   12th Academy Awards in the year 1940.  

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

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

Mar 01   Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73 in the year 1940.  

Mar 01   Richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published in the year 1940.  

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

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  

Mar 07   On this day in history winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain  

Mar 10   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 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   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   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   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  

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

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