On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1940

Historical Events

  • 99th Grand National: 25/1 shot Bogskar ridden by Royal Air Force sergeant Mervyn Jones wins by 4 lengths from MacMoffat; last true Aintree GN before a 5-year break due to World War II

Famous Birthdays

  • Aliza Kashi, Israeli actress and singer (Merv Griffin regular), born in Israel
1940 Highlights

About April 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries