# What Day of the Week

What day of the week is this date?

## 1940 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031

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### 1940 Historical Event(s)

•  January 7, 1940 – Winter War: The Finnish 9th Division stops and completely destroys the overwhelming Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.
•  February 8, 1940 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dragon in Chinese astrology.
•  February 28, 1940 – Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
•  May 14, 1940 – World War II: Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
•  May 15, 1940 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
•  August 20, 1940 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line “Never was so much owed by so many to so few”.
•  September 7, 1940 – World War II: The Blitz – Nazi Germany begins to rain bombs on London. This will be the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing.
•  September 27, 1940 – World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.
•  October 14, 1940 – Balham subway station disaster, in London, England, occurs during the Nazi Luftwaffe air raids on Great Britain.
•  October 16, 1940 – Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.

### Who Were Born On 1940?

•  March 26, 1940 – Nancy Pelosi, American politician
•  May 17, 1940 – Alan Kay, American computer scientist
•  May 20, 1940 – Shorty Long, American musician (d. 1969)
•  May 29, 1940 – Farooq Leghari, Pakistani politician
•  July 10, 1940 – Helen Donath, American soprano
•  August 20, 1940 – Rex Sellers, Australian cricketer
•  September 14, 1940 – Jacques Godin, Canadian film and television actor
•  October 6, 1940 – Ellen Travolta, American actress
•  December 5, 1940 – Peter Pohl, Swedish writer
•  December 28, 1940 – Don Francisco, Chilean television host