Historical Events In 1940
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Nov 30 Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married in the year 1940.
Dec 01 On this day in history richard Pryor actor was born this day
Dec 02 In the year 1940 gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)
Dec 05 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager in the year 1940.
Dec 05 On this day in history hMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port
Dec 05 Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1940.
Dec 06 Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies on this day in history.
Dec 06 In the year 1940 gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst
Dec 07 In the year 1940 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5
Dec 08 On this day in history 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0
Dec 08 On this day in history german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London
Dec 09 On this day in history british assault on Banghazi Libya
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 On this day in history maletti, Italian general, dies in battle
Dec 10 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani) in the year 1940.
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 British air raid on Mannheim on this day in history.
Dec 16 M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies in the year 1940.
Dec 17 On this day in history british troops occupies Sollum
Dec 18 Munitions Minister C.D.Howe and 152 other survivors of the torpedoed lines SS Western Prince arive in Britian on this day in history.
Dec 20 Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 in the year 1940.
Dec 21 In the year 1940 f Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44
Dec 22 On this day in history nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37
Dec 22 World War II: HimarĂ« is captured by the Greek army on this day in history.
Dec 23 John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC in the year 1940.
Dec 25 In the year 1940 agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42
Dec 26 In the year 1940 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148
Dec 27 In the year 1940 in New York City, Halifax born actress Ruby Keeler and her husband singer Al Jolson divorce after 12 years of marriage
Dec 27 Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver) on this day in history.
Dec 28 In the year 1940 arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
Dec 29 In the year 1940 brigitte Kronauer, writer