On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1940

Historical Events

  • German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies
  • Italian troops invade British Somalia
  • Lithuanian SSR is accepted into USSR
  • Seaplane Clare makes 1st British passenger flight to the US

Famous Birthdays

  • John W. Carlin, American politician (40th Governor of Kansas), born in Salina, Kansas
  • Joseph Dorfman, Israeli composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2006)
  • Lance Alworth, American NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestMartin Sheen

Martin Sheen [Ramon Estevez], American actor (Badlands, The West Wing), born in Dayton, Ohio


Famous Deaths

  • Willard Hershberger, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), commits suicide at 30
1940 Highlights

About August 3, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo