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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Apr 08   Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious on this day in history.  

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   German cruiser Blucher torpedoed/capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die on this day in history.  

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

Apr 09   In the year 1940 germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II  

Apr 09   Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies in the year 1940.  

Apr 09   In the year 1940 y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman  

Apr 10   Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government" in the year 1940.  

Apr 12   Italy annexes Albania in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Apr 13   NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup in the year 1940.  

Apr 14   In the year 1940 allied troops land in Norway  

Apr 15   In the year 1940 british troops land at Narvik, Norway  

Apr 15   The birth of Jeffrey Archer, British author in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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

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

Apr 20   In the year 1940 electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa  

Apr 21   1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio in the year 1940.  

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

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   Dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss) in the year 1940.  

Apr 25   On this day in history the birth of Al Pacino, American actor  

Apr 25   Two Canadian battalions held back in Scotland; on the way to join British force bound for Norway in the year 1940.  

Apr 26   On this day in history carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65  

Apr 27   On this day in history himmler issues directive to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz.  

Apr 27   Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp in the year 1940.  

Apr 28   Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000" in the year 1940.  

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

Apr 30   Bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0 in the year 1940.  

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

May 01   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  

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