Historical Events In 1940
Thursday, 11 August 2022
Nov 30 In the year 1940 lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.
Dec 01 Richard Pryor actor was born this day on this day in history.
Dec 02 In the year 1940 gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)
Dec 05 On this day in history boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager
Dec 05 HMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port in the year 1940.
Dec 05 Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1940.
Dec 06 In the year 1940 charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies
Dec 06 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst on this day in history.
Dec 07 On this day in history 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5
Dec 08 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 on this day in history.
Dec 08 On this day in history german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London
Dec 09 British assault on Banghazi Libya on this day in history.
Dec 09 On this day in history british troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II
Dec 09 In the year 1940 illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
Dec 09 In the year 1940 maletti, Italian general, dies in battle
Dec 10 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) on this day in history.
Dec 11 Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault in the year 1940.
Dec 12 On this day in history british troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani
Dec 13 Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies in the year 1940.
Dec 16 In the year 1940 british air raid on Mannheim
Dec 16 M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies in the year 1940.
Dec 17 British troops occupies Sollum in the year 1940.
Dec 18 On this day in history munitions Minister C.D.Howe and 152 other survivors of the torpedoed lines SS Western Prince arive in Britian
Dec 20 Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 in the year 1940.
Dec 21 F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44 in the year 1940.
Dec 22 On this day in history nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37
Dec 22 On this day in history world War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
Dec 23 In the year 1940 john Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC
Dec 25 Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 on this day in history.
Dec 26 On this day in history 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148
Dec 27 In New York City, Halifax born actress Ruby Keeler and her husband singer Al Jolson divorce after 12 years of marriage on this day in history.
Dec 27 Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver) on this day in history.
Dec 28 Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 in the year 1940.
Dec 29 On this day in history brigitte Kronauer, writer