On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1940

Historical Events

  • Dance hall fires kills 198 in Natchez, Mississippi
  • NY Yankees dedicate a plaque to Jacob Rupert

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Copps, Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Richard Monaco, American sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest), born in NYC, New York
1940 Highlights

About April 23, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus