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Historical Events In 1940

Monday, 28 September 2020

Jun 04   RAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron posted to France on this day in history.  

Jun 04   On this day in history the Allied military evacuation from Dunkirk, France, ends in World War II.  

Jun 05   1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh on this day in history.  

Jun 05   Battle of France begins in WW II in the year 1940.  

Jun 05   Synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh in the year 1940.  

Jun 05   On this day in history the Battle of France begins during World War II.  

Jun 06   E E Clive, actor (Bulldog Drummond, Night Muss Fall), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jun 06   On this day in history hMS WRESTLER, damaged off Normandy beaches, northern France in English Channel by German mine.  

Jun 07   British/French troops evacuate Narvik on this day in history.  

Jun 07   James Hall, writer/actor (Millie, Hell's Angels), dies at 39 on this day in history.  

Jun 07   Tom Jones, [Woodward], Pontypridd Wales, singer (What's New Pussycat) in the year 1940.  

Jun 08   In the year 1940 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6  

Jun 08   Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced in the year 1940.  

Jun 08   In the year 1940 frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69  

Jun 08   HMS GLORIOUS sunk west of Lofoten Islands in Norwegian Sea by 11in gunfire of German battlecruisers 'Scharnhorst' and 'Gneisenau'.1,207 men lost, c40 survivors. Escorting destroyers 'Acasta' and 'Ardent' also sunk on this day in history.  

Jun 09   44th US Golf Open: Lawson Little shoots a 287 at Canterbury GC OH on this day in history.  

Jun 09   Norway surrenders to the Nazis during World War II in the year 1940.  

Jun 10   In the year 1940 french government moves to Bordeaux  

Jun 10   Italy declares war on France and Britain while Canada declares war on Italy in the year 1940.  

Jun 11   On this day in history italy declares war on allies/raids Malta  

Jun 12   HMS CALYPSO, sunk Eastern Mediterranean, south of Crete by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Bagnolini' in the year 1940.  

Jun 13   In the year 1940 hMS ODIN, sunk off southern Italy in Gulf of Taranto by torpedo and gunfire of Italian destroyer 'Strale'.  

Jun 13   Paris evacuated before the German advance on this day in history.  

Jun 13   Paris evacuates before German advance on this day in history.  

Jun 14   Auschwitz concentration camp opens (3 million killed there) on this day in history.  

Jun 14   In the year 1940 ben Davidson, LA Calif, actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R)  

Jun 14   German forces occupied Paris during WW II in the year 1940.  

Jun 14   German troops enter Paris in the year 1940.  

Jun 14   In the year 1940 the Nazis open the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. Also German troops enter Paris during World War II.  

Jun 14   In the year 1940 the Nazis open the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. Also: German troops enter Paris during World War II.  

Jun 15   On this day in history 38 Italians Fiat bombers bomb Luc-and-Province  

Jun 15   French fortress of Verdun captured by Germans in the year 1940.  

Jun 15   On this day in history germans occupy Paris, capture Havre, assault Maginot line.  

Jun 16   Commuinist govt installed in Lithuania on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history 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   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  

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