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

  • Clarence Satchell, American funk saxophonist (Ohio Players - "Fire"; "Love Rollercoaster"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 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

Willie Davis (1940-2010)

American MLB center fielder (LA Dodgers), born in Mineral Springs, Arkansas

Born in 1940

About April 15, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries