January 5, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
  • Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia

Birthdays in History

  • General Sir Michael Rose, UK military officer, prominent in Bosnia
  • Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician

Deaths in History

  • Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
  • Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46