Historical Events In 1940
Sunday, 24 October 2021
Apr 08 Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious in the year 1940.
Apr 08 HMS GLOWWORM (Lt Cdr Gerard Roope+, awarded VC), sunk , NW of Trondheim in Norwegian Sea by German 8in-gunned heavy cruiser 'Admiral Hipper'. Detached from screen for British minelaying operations to search for man overboard at time of German invasion of Norway; 40 survivors. 'Hipper' damaged when rammed by 'Glowworm' on this day in history.
Apr 09 German cruiser Blucher torpedoed/capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die in the year 1940.
Apr 09 German forces invade Denmark and Norway during World War 2 in the year 1940.
Apr 09 In the year 1940 germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II
Apr 09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies in the year 1940.
Apr 09 In the year 1940 y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman
Apr 10 Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government" on this day in history.
Apr 12 Italy annexes Albania on this day in history.
Apr 13 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed in the year 1940.
Apr 13 Cornelious Warmerdam became the first man to pole vault 15 ft on this day in history.
Apr 13 NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup on this day in history.
Apr 14 In the year 1940 allied troops land in Norway
Apr 15 In the year 1940 british troops land at Narvik, Norway
Apr 15 On this day in history the birth of Jeffrey Archer, British author
Apr 16 On this day in history 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition)
Apr 18 On this day in history florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies
Apr 19 "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY in the year 1940.
Apr 20 On this day in history 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa
Apr 20 In the year 1940 electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa
Apr 21 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio in the year 1940.
Apr 21 In the year 1940 the first $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It", on CBS Radio
Apr 22 Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right) on this day in history.
Apr 23 Dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss) on this day in history.
Apr 25 In the year 1940 the birth of Al Pacino, American actor
Apr 25 Two Canadian battalions held back in Scotland; on the way to join British force bound for Norway on this day in history.
Apr 26 In the year 1940 carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65
Apr 27 Himmler issues directive to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz on this day in history.
Apr 27 Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp in the year 1940.
Apr 28 In the year 1940 glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"
Apr 29 On this day in history 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS
Apr 30 On this day in history bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0
May 01 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship in the year 1940.
May 01 In the year 1940 the 1940 Olympics are cancelled