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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 01 October 2020

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

Mar 12   Finland surrenders to Russia during WW II, gives Karelische Isthmus in the year 1940.  

Mar 12   In the year 1940 finland surrenders to Russia during WWII, giving up Karelische Isthmus  

Mar 13   Finland-Russian cease fire signed, Finland gives up Karelische in the year 1940.  

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

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   Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies on this day in history.  

Mar 15   In the year 1940 göring says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest  

Mar 15   In the year 1940 goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest  

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

Mar 18   On this day in history 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   On this day in history french government of Daladier, falls  

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

Mar 20   In the year 1940 paul Reynoud becomes French premier  

Mar 23   1st radio broadcast of "Truth or Consequences" on CBS on this day in history.  

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

Mar 23   First radio broadcast of "Truth or Consequences" on CBS in the year 1940.  

Mar 25   Ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

Mar 26   Ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premiere in NYC in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 29   On this day in history joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title  

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

Mar 31   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 r Rodgers/Lorenz Hart's "Higher & Higher", premieres in NYC  

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

Apr 06   Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49 in the year 1940.  

Apr 07   In the year 1940 1st black to appear on US stamp (Booker T Washington)  

Apr 07   Booker T. Washington became the first black to be pictured on a U.S. postage stamp in the year 1940.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

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   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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