What Happened on October 9, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Gordon J. Humphrey, US Senator (R) New Hampshire (1979-90), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Hans Ulrich Humpert, composer

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Joe Pepitone, MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone

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John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Famous Deaths

  • Wilfred Grenfell, British medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador, dies at 75