The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2024. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1940
- February 8, 1940 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- March 3, 1940 – Five people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the communist newspaper Norrskensflamman in Luleå, Sweden.
- March 16, 1940 – First person killed in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, James Isbister.
- April 7, 1940 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.
- June 18, 1940 – “Finest Hour” speech by Winston Churchill.
- June 23, 1940 – World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.
- August 18, 1940 – World War II: The Hardest Day air battle, part of the Battle of Britain. At that point, the largest aerial engagement in history with heavy losses sustained on both sides.
- November 9, 1940 – Warsaw is awarded the Virtuti Militari.
- December 9, 1940 – World War II: Operation Compass – British and Indian troops under the command of Major-General Richard O'Connor attack Italian forces near Sidi Barrani in Egypt.
Who Were Born On 1940?
- February 8, 1940 – Ted Koppel, English-American journalist
- March 6, 1940 – Joanna Miles, French-born American actress
- April 5, 1940 – Tommy Cash, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- April 24, 1940 – Sue Grafton, American author
- June 10, 1940 – Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist (d. 2007)
- July 2, 1940 – Kenneth Clarke, English politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
- August 28, 1940 – William Cohen, American lawyer and politician, 20th United States Secretary of Defense
- September 1, 1940 – Stanislav Stepashkin, Russian boxer (d. 2013)
- September 20, 1940 – William Finley, American actor (d. 2012)
- September 23, 1940 – Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (The Big 3) (d. 2002)