On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Jackson, CM OOnt, Canadian figure skater (World C'ship gold singles 1962; first triple lutz in international competition; Olympic bronze singles 1960), born in Oshawa, Ontario
  • Mike Hailwood, MBE GM, British motorcycle road racer (World C'ships: 250cc – 1961, 66, 67; 350cc – 1966, 67; 500cc –1962, 63, 64, 65; 76 Grand Prix wins), born in Great Milton, England (d. 1981)
  • Penelope Keith, British actress (Norman Conquests, Priest of Love), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • Peter Haining, British writer and editor (Anatomy of Witchcraft), born in Enfield, Middlesex (d. 2007)
1940 Highlights

About April 2, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries