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Historical Events In 1940

Friday, 01 March 2024

Feb 23   In the year 1940 walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio," released  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 24   Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star" on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 25   1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 26   The US Air Defense Command is created on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 26   In the year 1940 uS Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 27   Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 27   In the year 1940 peter Behrens, German architect, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 28   On this day in history 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 28   Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 28   Mario Andretti, auto racer and Indianapolis 500 Hall of Famer was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 28   Richard Wright's "Native Son" published in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 28   On this day in history the birth of Mario Andretti, Race-car driver  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 28   The first college basketball games are televised, as W2XBS in NY City broadcasts a pair of games from Madison Square Garden in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 28   In the year 1940 uS population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 29   "Gone with the Wind," wins 8 Oscars on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 29   45 U boats sunk this month (170,000 ton) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 29   On this day in history edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 29   On this day in history gone with the Wind picks up eight Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 29   Gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 29   In the year 1940 hattie McDaniel becomes first black woman to win an Oscar  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 29   In the year 1940 the birth of Mario Andretti, Italian racing driver  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 01   12th Academy Awards on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 01   12th Academy Awards "Gone with the Wind", Robert Donat &Vivien Leigh win on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 01   12th Academy Awards: "Gone with the Wind", Robert Donat &Vivien Leigh win on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 01   In the year 1940 josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 01   On this day in history richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 02   1st intercollegiate track meet telecast, MSG, NYC on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 02   Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 03   Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 06   On this day in history 1st US telecast from an airplane, NYC  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 07   In the year 1940 mont Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 07   In the year 1940 the Lodz ghetto is sealed. 165,000 people in 1.6 square miles.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 07   On this day in history winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 10   In the year 1940 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci  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   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born in the year 1940.  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 on this day in history.  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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

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


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