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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

May 15   Joseph Limburg, liberal 2nd-Member of parliament (1905-19), dies at 75 in the year 1940.  

May 15   Nazis capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP) on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

May 17   Germany begins the invasion of France on this day in history.  

May 17   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history german troops conquer Brussels  

May 18   Nazis pierce French lines on 62-mile front in the year 1940.  

May 19   On this day in history amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time)  

May 19   French counter attack at Péronne under General De Gaulle in the year 1940.  

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

May 20   In the year 1940 amar Singh, cricketer (of pneumonia Indian pace bowler 1932-36), dies  

May 20   On this day in history 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   Igor Sikorsky unveils his helicopter invention on this day in history.  

May 21   Allied counter attack at Atrecht North-France on this day in history.  

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

May 21   In the year 1940 reynaud forms French Government  

May 22   Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN) in the year 1940.  

May 22   In the year 1940 decision to form 8th Division of AIF  

May 22   Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with Nazis on this day in history.  

May 22   Nazis at Channel trap the Allies at Belgium in the year 1940.  

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

May 23   1st great dogfight between Spitfires on this day in history.  

May 23   Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

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   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

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

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   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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