On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1940

Historical Events

  • Luftwaffe bombs London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Famous Birthdays

  • Francine Lalonde, Canadian politician (Member of Parliament for La Pointe-de-l'Île), born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
  • Tony Secunda, English rock band manager (The Moody Blues), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Paul G. Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80
1940 Highlights

About August 24, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo