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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 05 August 2021

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' on this day in history.  

Apr 09   In the year 1940 german cruiser Blucher torpedoed/capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die  

Apr 09   German forces invade Denmark and Norway during World War 2 in the year 1940.  

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   In the year 1940 vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"  

Apr 12   On this day in history italy annexes Albania  

Apr 13   2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 14   Allied troops land in Norway in the year 1940.  

Apr 15   British troops land at Narvik, Norway on this day in history.  

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

Apr 16   1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition) on this day in history.  

Apr 18   In the year 1940 florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies  

Apr 19   "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY on this day in history.  

Apr 20   In the year 1940 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa  

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

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

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 in the year 1940.  

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

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

Apr 30   Bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0 on this day in history.  

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

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   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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 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   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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