Historical Events In 1940
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Jul 15 Robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32 in the year 1940.
Jul 15 On this day in history 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
Jul 16 On this day in history nSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee
Jul 17 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$) on this day in history.
Jul 18 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.
Jul 18 The first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.
Jul 19 On this day in history hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders
Jul 19 Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai in the year 1940.
Jul 20 Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands in the year 1940.
Jul 20 Singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1 on this day in history.
Jul 20 Y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide in the year 1940.
Jul 21 On this day in history james E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)
Jul 21 Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania on this day in history.
Jul 22 Alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy) on this day in history.
Jul 22 On this day in history dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks
Jul 23 "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins in the year 1940.
Jul 23 In the year 1940 "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London
Jul 24 1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands in the year 1940.
Jul 25 John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R on this day in history.
Jul 26 On this day in history formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS)
Jul 27 In the year 1940 billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
Jul 27 On this day in history bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare.
Jul 28 On this day in history johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66
Jul 28 In the year 1940 phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)
Jul 28 In the year 1940 radio Orange, London begins
Jul 29 Urk soccer team forms on this day in history.
Jul 30 On this day in history clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)
Jul 30 On this day in history the birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor
Jul 31 38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton) in the year 1940.
Jul 31 In the year 1940 whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel
Aug 01 In the year 1940 first expulsion of Jews from Cracow.
Aug 01 HMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi' in the year 1940.
Aug 02 In the year 1940 clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death
Aug 03 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies in the year 1940.