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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Jan 30   Benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 30   In the year 1940 hassett's second 122 of the game for Victoria can't stop a New South Wales win  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 31   In the year 1940 40 U boats sunk this month (111,000 ton)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 31   In the year 1940 renĂ© "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 01   Russia begins new offensive against Finland in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 02   In the year 1940 frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orch)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 02   In the year 1940 frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 05   On this day in history gen Winckelman replaces Gen Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 05   General Winckelman replaces General Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 05   Glenn Miller &his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction" on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 05   On this day in history the birth of H R Giger, Dutch painter.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 07   British railroads nationalized on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 07   In the year 1940 francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for Engld v Australia 1894-95), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 07   Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio," premieres (New York NY) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 08   Germans set up the Lodz ghetto. 31,721 rooms contain more than 160,000 Jews by May 1 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 08   On this day in history lewis & Hamilton's musical "Two for the Show," premieres in NYC  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 09   In the year 1940 joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 10   "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 10   In the year 1940 tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 10   US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 10   US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 11   In the year 1940 john Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 12   On this day in history the Adventures of Superman serial premieres on the Mutual radio network, featuring Bud Collyer in the title role.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 13   On this day in history bradman scores 209 in 161 minutes for South Australia at the WACA  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 13   Bradman scores 209* in 161 minutes for South Aust at the WACA on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 14   British merchant vessel fleet is armed on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 16   On this day in history british search plane finds German Altmark off Norway  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 16   In the year 1940 rCAF's No. 110 Army Cooperation Squadron sails for Britain; first of 48 squadrons to go overseas  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 17   In the year 1940 bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 20   In the year 1940 larry Clinton & his Orchestra record "Limehouse Blues"  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 22   Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 22   On this day in history german air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 23   On this day in history russian troops conquer Lasi Island  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 23   On this day in history the birth of Peter Fonda, American actor  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 12   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 20   On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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