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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Jan 30   Benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 30   Hassett's second 122 of the game for Victoria can't stop a New South Wales win on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 31   On this day in history 40 U boats sunk this month (111,000 ton)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 31   René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 01   In the year 1940 russia begins new offensive against Finland  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 02   On this day in history frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orch)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 02   On this day in history frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Feb 05   In the year 1940 general Winckelman replaces General Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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Feb 05   The birth of H R Giger, Dutch painter on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 07   On this day in history british railroads nationalized  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 07   On this day in history francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for Engld v Australia 1894-95), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 07   Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio," premieres (New York NY) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 08   Germans set up the Lodz ghetto. 31,721 rooms contain more than 160,000 Jews by May 1 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 08   Lewis & Hamilton's musical "Two for the Show," premieres in NYC in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 09   Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 10   In the year 1940 "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Feb 10   US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 10   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 11   John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Feb 13   Bradman scores 209 in 161 minutes for South Australia at the WACA on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 13   Bradman scores 209* in 161 minutes for South Aust at the WACA in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 14   British merchant vessel fleet is armed in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 16   British search plane finds German Altmark off Norway on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 16   RCAF's No. 110 Army Cooperation Squadron sails for Britain; first of 48 squadrons to go overseas on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 17   On this day in history bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 20   On this day in history larry Clinton & his Orchestra record "Limehouse Blues"  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Feb 22   German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 23   On this day in history russian troops conquer Lasi Island  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 23   The birth of Peter Fonda, American actor in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Jan 02   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 18   On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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