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1940 Calendar Trivia

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.

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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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)
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