On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1940

Historical Events

  • 7th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jimmy Demaret wins the first of his 3 Masters titles, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Lloyd Mangrum

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Post Office issues first postage stamp of African American educator Booker T. Washington

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Wilhelm Morthenson, Swedish composer, born in Örnsköldsvik

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (21) weds Natalya Reshetovskaya

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

1940 Highlights

About April 7, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries