On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1940

Historical Events

  • 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS
  • Norwegian King Haakon & government flee to Britain
  • Robert Sherwood's play "There Shall be No Night" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Taber, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (16 Tests, 60 dismissals), born in Wagga Wagga, Australia
  • George Adams, American jazz and R&B tenor saxophonist and flautist (Charles Mingus; Gil Evans; McCoy Tyner; Adams/Pullen Quartet), born in Covington, Georgia (d. 1992)
1940 Highlights

About April 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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