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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

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" in the year 1940.  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 in the year 1940.  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   On this day in history martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 27   On this day in history peter Behrens, German architect, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Feb 28   Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 in the year 1940.  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

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Feb 28   Richard Wright's "Native Son" published on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 28   The birth of Mario Andretti, Race-car driver in the year 1940.  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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 28   US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%)) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 29   In the year 1940 "Gone with the Wind," wins 8 Oscars  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 29   In the year 1940 45 U boats sunk this month (170,000 ton)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 29   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

Mar 01   On this day in history 12th Academy Awards  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   Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 01   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

Mar 07   On this day in history mont Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 07   The Lodz ghetto is sealed. 165,000 people in 1.6 square miles in the year 1940.  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   1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  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   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   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in the year 1940.  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   On this day in history 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   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  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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