On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1940

Historical Events

  • Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland

Famous Birthdays

  • Darrell George "Dash" Crofts, American singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze), born in Cisco, Texas
  • Galen Hall, American Football Coach (University of Florida, Orlando Thunder, Rhein Fire), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Judith Kazantzis, English poet and feminist, born in Oxford, England (d. 2018)
1940 Highlights

About August 14, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo