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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Feb 23   Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio," released on this day in history.  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   In the year 1940 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Feb 26   US Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY on this day in history.  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   Peter Behrens, German architect, dies in the year 1940.  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   In the year 1940 johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81  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   On this day in history richard Wright's "Native Son" published  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 28   The birth of Mario Andretti, Race-car driver on this day in history.  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   "Gone with the Wind," wins 8 Oscars in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 29   45 U boats sunk this month (170,000 ton) in the year 1940.  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   Gone with the Wind picks up eight Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture in the year 1940.  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   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 on this day in history.  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   In the year 1940 12th Academy Awards "Gone with the Wind", Robert Donat &Vivien Leigh win  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Mar 01   Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73 on this day in history.  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 in the year 1940.  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   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   Mont Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home in the year 1940.  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   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  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   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  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   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 05   In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  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   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  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   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  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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