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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Mar 10   In the year 1940 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   Finland surrenders to Russia during WWII, giving up Karelische Isthmus in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Mar 15   In the year 1940 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   German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow in the year 1940.  

Mar 18   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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 19   On this day in history failed British air raid on German base at Sylt  

Mar 19   French government of Daladier, falls on this day in history.  

Mar 19   Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history all-India-Muslim League calls for a Muslim homeland  

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

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

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   Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice in the year 1940.  

Mar 28   Construction begins of the exhibition center to host the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair on this day in history.  

Mar 29   Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title in the year 1940.  

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

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

Apr 03   Y Vaisala discovers asteroids #2194 Arpola, #2512 Tavastia and #3099 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1940.  

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   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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   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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