On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1940

Historical Events

  • Cornelious Warmerdam became 1st man to pole vault 15 ft
  • Second battle of Narvik; 3 German destroyers and one U-boat sunk by the Royal Navy, 5 more German destroyers scuttled.
  • Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: New York Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2 for 4-2 series victory; Rangers last Cup win for 54 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim McNab, Scottish footballer, born in Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • Lester Chambers, American vocalist (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today), born in Mississippi
  • Mike Beuttler, British racing driver, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1988)
1940 Highlights

About April 13, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries