What Happened on September 15, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2)
  • Chicago Tribune sponsors Ted Lyons Day (White Sox pitcher)
  • Climax of the Battle of Britain, tide turns as Luftwaffe loses 56 aircraft, RAF 28
  • Luftwaffe bombs Bristol Aeroplane Company

Event of interestEvent of Interest

PM Winston Churchill visits 11 Fighter Group, RAF

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Linzy, American baseball player, born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
  • Merlin Olsen, UT, NFL tackle (Rams)/sportscaster/actor (Father Murphy)
  • Norman [Richard] Spinrad, American sci-fi author (Child of Fortune)

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Ket, Dutch painter/cartoonist, dies at 37