What Happened on August 21, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, Argentinian rheumatologist, born in Buenos Aires
  • Robert Camac, American horse trainer, born in Wilmington, Delaware
Born in 1940

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", dies at 77
  • Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist, member of the Swiss Federal Council, dies at 58

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky (1879-1940)

Ukrainian-Russian Marxist revolutionary, political theorist and founder of the Red Army, assassinated at 62 by an ice-pick wielding Ramón Mercader

  • Paul Juon, Russian-Swiss violinist and composer, dies at 68
1940 Highlights

About August 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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