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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 19 May 2022

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

Mar 13   In the year 1940 finland-Russian cease fire signed, Finland gives up Karelische  

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   On this day in history 27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas  

Mar 15   Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

Mar 16   German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain  

Mar 19   Failed British air raid on German base at Sylt in the year 1940.  

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   On this day in history paul Reynoud becomes French premier  

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

Mar 23   All-India-Muslim League calls for a Muslim homeland in the year 1940.  

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

Mar 25   In the year 1940 ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51  

Mar 26   In the year 1940 ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premiere in NYC  

Mar 26   The birth of James Caan, American actor on this day in history.  

Mar 27   On this day in history 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   2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42 in the year 1940.  

Mar 31   Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes 12th Soviet republic (until 1956) in the year 1940.  

Apr 03   In the year 1940 y Vaisala discovers asteroids #2194 Arpola, #2512 Tavastia and #3099  

Apr 04   On this day in history l Oterma discovers asteroid #2332 Kalm  

Apr 04   On this day in history r Rodgers/Lorenz Hart's "Higher & Higher", premieres in NYC  

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

Apr 06   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history 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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