On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1940

Historical Events

  • Dutch Prince Bernhard Fund forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Mills, QC, British Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Bobby Hatfield, American rocker (Righteous Brothers - "Unchained Melody"), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • Michael “Tunes” Antunes, American rock and blues saxophonist (John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band), and actor (Eddie And The Cruisers), born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Richard Wells, Chief Constable (South Yorkshire)
  • Sid Waddell, English darts commentator (the 'Voice of Darts'; Grenarda, BBC, Sky Sports), born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
1940 Highlights

About August 10, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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