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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 28 May 2024

May 24   1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 24   Dutch army demobilizes in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 24   Dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 24   German tanks reach Atrecht France on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 24   Hitler affirms General von Rundstedts "Stopbevel" in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 25   German troops conquer Boulogne in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 25   Golden Gate International Expo reopens in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 26   1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 26   On this day in history hMS CURLEW (AA), sunk in Lavangs Fiord, Ofotfiord near Narvik, northern Norway by German Ju88 bombers.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 26   On this day in history operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 26   The "Miracle of Dunkirk" evacuation begins in France during World War II in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 27   In the year 1940 british & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 27   The evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk, France, begins in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 28   Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 28   British-French troops capture Narvik Norway only to give it up later on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 28   Holland and Belgium surrender to German forces, during WW2 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 28   Randle Ayrton, actor (Manx Man), dies at 70 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 29   Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 29   On this day in history arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich Commissioner of Hague Netherlands  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 29   In the year 1940 british forces begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 29   HMS WAKEFUL, sunk off Nieuport, Belgium by 1 torpedo from German E-boat S-30 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 29   In WWII, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 30   On this day in history y de Smit-Rog, eldest Dutchman, dies at 104  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 31   On this day in history gen-major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 31   In the year 1940 general-Major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 31   Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 02   On this day in history heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 02   In the year 1940 willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 03   In the year 1940 last British/French troop leave Dunkirk  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 03   In the year 1940 paris suffers heavy bombing from German aircraft  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 04   1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 04   In the year 1940 british complete miracle of Dunkirk by evacuating 300,000 troops  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 04   In the year 1940 evacuation of British Army from Dunkirk is completed.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 04   On this day in history german forces enter Paris  Click To Send On Messenger 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   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  Click To Send On Messenger 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 Messenger 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 Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  Click To Send On Messenger 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 Messenger 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 Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 20   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard


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