Historical Events In 1940
Friday, 27 November 2020
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' on this day in history.
Apr 09 German cruiser Blucher torpedoed/capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die in the year 1940.
Apr 09 On this day in history 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 On this day in history y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman
Apr 10 Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government" on this day in history.
Apr 12 In the year 1940 italy annexes Albania
Apr 13 In the year 1940 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed
Apr 13 On this day in history cornelious Warmerdam became the first man to pole vault 15 ft
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 On this day in history british troops land at Narvik, Norway
Apr 15 The birth of Jeffrey Archer, British author in the year 1940.
Apr 16 On this day in history 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 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 Electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa on this day in history.
Apr 21 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio on this day in history.
Apr 21 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss)
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 Himmler issues directive to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS
Apr 30 On this day in history bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0
May 01 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship on this day in history.
May 01 The 1940 Olympics are cancelled in the year 1940.