On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • David Larter, Scottish cricket fast bowler (10 Tests England, 37 wickets; Northamptonshire), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), born in Corona California (d. 2017)
  • Sue Grafton, American author of detective novels ("A" Is for Alibi), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2017)
1940 Highlights

About April 24, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus