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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.  

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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   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   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   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   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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