Historical Events In 1940
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Aug 23 In the year 1940 german bombers begin night time attacks (The Blitz) on London
Aug 23 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London in the year 1940.
Aug 24 Luftwaffe bombs London on this day in history.
Aug 24 In the year 1940 paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80
Aug 25 On this day in history 1st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
Aug 25 First "parachute wedding." in the year 1940.
Aug 25 The first parachute wedding (how do you kiss the bride?) on this day in history.
Aug 26 RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk in the year 1940.
Aug 27 Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan) on this day in history.
Aug 28 In the year 1940 french colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle
Aug 29 In the year 1940 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)
Aug 29 Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77 in the year 1940.
Aug 31 1st edition pf illegal opposition newspaper Free Netherlands in the year 1940.
Aug 31 Hollywood screen stars Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh are married in the year 1940.
Aug 31 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58 on this day in history.
Sep 02 On this day in history 23rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey CC Hershey Pa
Sep 02 In the year 1940 beverly Sanders, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey)
Sep 03 On this day in history 1st showing of high definition color TV
Sep 03 In the year 1940 otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59
Sep 03 The birth of Pauline Collins, British actress on this day in history.
Sep 03 In the year 1940 the first showing of high definition color TV
Sep 03 US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease on this day in history.
Sep 04 On this day in history cBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB
Sep 04 In the year 1940 the 'Battle of Britain' begins, after Hitler threatens to raze British cities to the ground because British bombers attacked Munich
Sep 05 In the year 1940 all 355 Jewish-owned businesses in Luxembourg become "Aryan" property.
Sep 06 Crown prince Michael succeeds Carol II as king of Romania in the year 1940.
Sep 07 In the year 1940 54th US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (62 63)
Sep 07 In the year 1940 edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies
Sep 07 German Air Force blitz London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights on this day in history.
Sep 09 In the year 1940 28 German aircraft shot down above England
Sep 10 Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb on this day in history.
Sep 11 -12] Buckingham Palace destroyed by German bombs in the year 1940.
Sep 11 On this day in history the birth of Brian DePalma, American director
Sep 12 49 die & 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ) on this day in history.