On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1940

Historical Events

  • German battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious

Famous Birthdays

  • John Havlicek, Basketball Hall of Fame guard (8-time NBA champion-Boston Celtics; 13-time NBA All Star), born in Martin's Ferry, Ohio (d. 2019)
1940 Highlights

About April 8, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries