What Happened on August 3, 1940

Historical Events

  • German occupiers in France impose censorship rules on film, requiring approval prior to exhibition, and forbidding depiction of German losses in WWI
  • 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

Martin SheenMartin Sheen (82 years old)

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? 82 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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