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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 15 May 2021

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   On this day in history 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   Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14 in the year 1940.  

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

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 in the year 1940.  

Feb 28   Richard Wright's "Native Son" published in the year 1940.  

Feb 28   In the year 1940 the birth of Mario Andretti, Race-car driver  

Feb 28   In the year 1940 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   45 U boats sunk this month (170,000 ton) on this day in history.  

Feb 29   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history the birth of Mario Andretti, Italian racing driver  

Mar 01   On this day in history 12th Academy Awards  

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

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

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

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 in the year 1940.  

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

Mar 06   On this day in history 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   Winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain in the year 1940.  

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   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born in the year 1940.  

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   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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