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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Mar 10   On this day in history louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68  

Mar 12   In the year 1940 finland surrenders to Russia during WW II, gives Karelische Isthmus  

Mar 12   On this day in history finland surrenders to Russia during WWII, giving up Karelische Isthmus  

Mar 13   On this day in history finland-Russian cease fire signed, Finland gives up Karelische  

Mar 14   In the year 1940 27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen TX  

Mar 14   27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas in the year 1940.  

Mar 15   In the year 1940 alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies  

Mar 15   On this day in history göring says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest  

Mar 15   Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest on this day in history.  

Mar 16   On this day in history german air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow  

Mar 18   In the year 1940 in the Brenner Pass in the Alps, Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany, and Benito Mussolini, leader of Fascist Italy, meet to discuss Italy’s imminent entrance into World War II in an alliance with Germany  

Mar 18   In the year 1940 mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain  

Mar 19   In the year 1940 failed British air raid on German base at Sylt  

Mar 19   French government of Daladier, falls in the year 1940.  

Mar 19   On this day in history gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54  

Mar 20   Paul Reynoud becomes French premier in the year 1940.  

Mar 23   In the year 1940 1st radio broadcast of "Truth or Consequences" on CBS  

Mar 23   All-India-Muslim League calls for a Muslim homeland on this day in history.  

Mar 23   On this day in history first radio broadcast of "Truth or Consequences" on CBS  

Mar 25   Ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51 in the year 1940.  

Mar 26   On this day in history ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premiere in NYC  

Mar 26   On this day in history the birth of James Caan, American actor  

Mar 27   In the year 1940 himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice  

Mar 28   Construction begins of the exhibition center to host the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair in the year 1940.  

Mar 29   Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

Mar 30   2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42 in the year 1940.  

Mar 31   On this day in history karelo-Finnish SSR becomes 12th Soviet republic (until 1956)  

Apr 03   On this day in history y Vaisala discovers asteroids #2194 Arpola, #2512 Tavastia and #3099  

Apr 04   L Oterma discovers asteroid #2332 Kalm on this day in history.  

Apr 04   R Rodgers/Lorenz Hart's "Higher & Higher", premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Apr 04   R Rodgers/Lorenz Hart's "Higher & Higher," premieres in NYC in the year 1940.  

Apr 06   On this day in history andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49  

Apr 07   On this day in history 1st black to appear on US stamp (Booker T Washington)  

Apr 07   On this day in history booker T. Washington became the first black to be pictured on a U.S. postage stamp.  

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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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  

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