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1940 Calendar

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)

  •  February 8, 1940 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  •  May 5, 1940 – World War II: Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London
  •  May 6, 1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
  •  May 13, 1940 – World War II: Germany’s conquest of France begins as the German army crosses the Meuse. Winston Churchill makes his “blood, toil, tears, and sweat” speech to the House of Commons.
  •  May 28, 1940 – World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.
  •  June 26, 1940 – World War II: under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.
  •  October 4, 1940 – Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner Pass.
  •  October 25, 1940 – Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army.
  •  December 29, 1940 – World War II: In The Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, killing almost 200 civilians.

Who Were Born On 1940?

  •  January 22, 1940 – George Seifert, American football coach
  •  March 4, 1940 – Tom Pedigo, American set decorator (d. 2000)
  •  March 12, 1940 – Joe Unger, American actor
  •  March 25, 1940 – Anita Bryant, American singer
  •  April 17, 1940 – Billy Fury, British singer (d. 1983)
  •  May 15, 1940 – Lainie Kazan, American actress and singer
  •  May 20, 1940 – Sadaharu Oh, Japanese baseball player
  •  June 20, 1940 – John Mahoney, English actor
  •  July 3, 1940 – Lamar Alexander, American politician
  •  August 7, 1940 – Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian politician