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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)

  •  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 29, 1940 – For her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award.
  •  May 6, 1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
  •  May 9, 1940 – World War II: The German submarine U-9 sinks the French coastal submarine Doris near Den Helder.
  •  May 15, 1940 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
  •  June 17, 1940 – World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
  •  August 8, 1940 – The “Aufbau Ost” directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.
  •  September 15, 1940 – World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoots down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.
  •  November 24, 1940 – World War II: Slovakia becomes a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.

Who Were Born On 1940?

  •  January 29, 1940 – Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
  •  March 20, 1940 – Stathis Chaitas, Greek fooballer
  •  March 22, 1940 – Dave Keon, Canadian ice hockey player
  •  May 14, 1940 – Troy Shondell, American singer
  •  May 20, 1940 – Stan Mikita, Canadian ice hockey player
  •  August 29, 1940 – Gary Gabelich, American race car driver (d. 1984)
  •  September 7, 1940 – Dario Argento, Italian film director
  •  October 2, 1940 – Pantelis Voulgaris, Greek film director and screenwriter
  •  October 6, 1940 – Ellen Travolta, American actress
  •  November 16, 1940 – Donna McKechnie, American actress and dancer