On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1940

Historical Events

  • Air New Zealand then known as TEAL makes its inaugural flight with a flight from Auckland to Sydney. Later becomes 1st airline in the world to boil hot water in-flight to offer customers hot tea and coffee.
  • Brooklyn Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 3-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Burt Young, American actor (Convoy, Rocky), born in NYC, New York
1940 Highlights

About April 30, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus