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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 01 October 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" on this day in history.  

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

Feb 26   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  

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

Feb 28   Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Feb 28   The birth of Mario Andretti, Race-car driver on this day in history.  

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

Feb 29   In the year 1940 "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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history the birth of Mario Andretti, Italian racing driver  

Mar 01   12th Academy Awards on this day in history.  

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   Richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published on this day in history.  

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

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   1st US telecast from an airplane, NYC in the year 1940.  

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

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 in the year 1940.  

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

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   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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