On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1940

Historical Events

  • 44th Boston Marathon won by Gérard Côté of Canada in 2:28:28.6; first of 4 wins in the event
  • British troops land at Narvik, Norway

Famous Birthdays

  • Edy Hubacher, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972), born in Bern, Switzerland
  • Jeffrey Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare, English novelist, born in Finsbury, London
  • Robert Walker Jr, American actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestWillie Davis

Willie Davis, American MLB center fielder (LA Dodgers), born in Mineral Springs, Arkansas (d. 2010)

Baseball Player Willie Davis
Baseball Player
Willie Davis

1940 Highlights

About April 15, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries