Historical Events In 1940
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
Jul 15 Robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Jul 16 In the year 1940 nSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee
Jul 17 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$) in the year 1940.
Jul 18 In the year 1940 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct
Jul 18 The first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct on this day in history.
Jul 19 Hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders on this day in history.
Jul 19 In the year 1940 samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai
Jul 20 In the year 1940 germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands
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 on this day in history.
Jul 21 James E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina) on this day in history.
Jul 21 Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania in the year 1940.
Jul 22 In the year 1940 alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy)
Jul 22 Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks in the year 1940.
Jul 23 "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins in the year 1940.
Jul 23 "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London on this day in history.
Jul 24 On this day in history 1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands
Jul 25 John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R on this day in history.
Jul 26 Formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS) on this day in history.
Jul 27 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts on this day in history.
Jul 27 In the year 1940 bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare.
Jul 28 Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.
Jul 28 On this day in history phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)
Jul 28 On this day in history radio Orange, London begins
Jul 29 On this day in history urk soccer team forms
Jul 30 On this day in history clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)
Jul 30 The birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor on this day in history.
Jul 31 In the year 1940 38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton)
Jul 31 Whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel in the year 1940.
Aug 01 In the year 1940 first expulsion of Jews from Cracow.
Aug 01 On this day in history hMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi'.
Aug 02 On this day in history clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death
Aug 03 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies in the year 1940.