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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 05 July 2022

Apr 08   Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious in the year 1940.  

Apr 08   HMS GLOWWORM (Lt Cdr Gerard Roope+, awarded VC), sunk , NW of Trondheim in Norwegian Sea by German 8in-gunned heavy cruiser 'Admiral Hipper'. Detached from screen for British minelaying operations to search for man overboard at time of German invasion of Norway; 40 survivors. 'Hipper' damaged when rammed by 'Glowworm' in the year 1940.  

Apr 09   On this day in history german cruiser Blucher torpedoed/capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die  

Apr 09   In the year 1940 german forces invade Denmark and Norway during World War 2  

Apr 09   On this day in history germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II  

Apr 09   In the year 1940 mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies  

Apr 09   On this day in history y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman  

Apr 10   On this day in history vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"  

Apr 12   Italy annexes Albania on this day in history.  

Apr 13   In the year 1940 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed  

Apr 13   Cornelious Warmerdam became the first man to pole vault 15 ft on this day in history.  

Apr 13   In the year 1940 nY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup  

Apr 14   Allied troops land in Norway on this day in history.  

Apr 15   On this day in history british troops land at Narvik, Norway  

Apr 15   On this day in history the birth of Jeffrey Archer, British author  

Apr 16   In the year 1940 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition)  

Apr 18   Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies on this day in history.  

Apr 19   "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY in the year 1940.  

Apr 20   On this day in history 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa  

Apr 20   Electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa in the year 1940.  

Apr 21   On this day in history 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio  

Apr 21   On this day in history the first $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It", on CBS Radio  

Apr 22   Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right) in the year 1940.  

Apr 23   On this day in history dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss)  

Apr 25   The birth of Al Pacino, American actor on this day in history.  

Apr 25   On this day in history two Canadian battalions held back in Scotland; on the way to join British force bound for Norway.  

Apr 26   Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 in the year 1940.  

Apr 27   Himmler issues directive to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz in the year 1940.  

Apr 27   In the year 1940 himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp  

Apr 28   On this day in history glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"  

Apr 29   On this day in history 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS  

Apr 30   In the year 1940 bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0  

May 01   On this day in history 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship  

May 01   On this day in history the 1940 Olympics are cancelled  

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

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

Jan 04   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  

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

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 in the year 1940.  

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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