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Historical Events In 1940

Friday, 04 December 2020

May 15   Joseph Limburg, liberal 2nd-Member of parliament (1905-19), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

May 15   In the year 1940 nazis capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP)  

May 15   Nylon stockings go on sale for first time (US) on this day in history.  

May 15   On this day in history premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris France  

May 15   The first successful helicopter flight in US Vought-Sikorsky US-300 in the year 1940.  

May 15   The first successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 on this day in history.  

May 16   In the year 1940 nazi's forbid non-professional auto workers  

May 16   Nazis forbid non-professional auto workers in the year 1940.  

May 16   In the year 1940 premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris  

May 17   In the year 1940 germany begins the invasion of France  

May 17   On this day in history germany occupies Brussels, Belgium  

May 17   On this day in history germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France  

May 17   In the year 1940 the Belgian government moves to Ostend because of invading German forces  

May 18   German troops conquer Brussels in the year 1940.  

May 18   In the year 1940 nazis pierce French lines on 62-mile front.  

May 19   Amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time) on this day in history.  

May 19   In the year 1940 french counter attack at Péronne under General De Gaulle  

May 19   HMS WHITLEY, lost between Nieuport and Ostend, Belgium - damaged by German bombers and beached in the year 1940.  

May 20   Amar Singh, cricketer (of pneumonia Indian pace bowler 1932-36), dies on this day in history.  

May 20   In the year 1940 concentration camp is established at Auschwitz.  

May 20   In the year 1940 gen Guderians tanks reach The Channel (British expeditionary army)  

May 20   On this day in history general Guderians tanks reach The Channel  

May 20   On this day in history igor Sikorsky unveils his helicopter invention  

May 21   On this day in history allied counter attack at Atrecht North-France  

May 21   AVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees on this day in history.  

May 21   Reynaud forms French Government on this day in history.  

May 22   Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN) on this day in history.  

May 22   Decision to form 8th Division of AIF in the year 1940.  

May 22   On this day in history dutch Premier De Geer begins working with Nazis  

May 22   Nazis at Channel trap the Allies at Belgium on this day in history.  

May 22   Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris in the year 1940.  

May 23   1st great dogfight between Spitfires in the year 1940.  

May 23   In the year 1940 andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies  

May 23   In the year 1940 the first great dogfight involving the British Spitfire  

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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   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 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 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   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 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   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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