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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 23 June 2024

Jul 15   Robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 15   Voluntary Defence Force (VDC), composed mainly of World War One veterans, formed by Returned Sailors' Soldiers' and Airmen's League of Australia for home defence in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 16   In the year 1940 nSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 17   Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 18   1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 18   In the year 1940 the first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 19   In the year 1940 hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 19   Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 20   Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 20   On this day in history singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 20   Y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 21   In the year 1940 james E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 21   Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 22   Alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 22   Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 23   On this day in history "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 23   "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 24   1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 25   On this day in history john Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 26   On this day in history formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 27   In the year 1940 billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 27   In the year 1940 bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 28   On this day in history johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 28   On this day in history phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 28   On this day in history radio Orange, London begins  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 29   Urk soccer team forms in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 30   Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 30   The birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 31   38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 31   On this day in history whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 01   First expulsion of Jews from Cracow on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 01   In the year 1940 hMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi'.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 02   Clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 03   German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 12   On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard


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