On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1940

Famous Weddings

Mike Wallace

CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

J. J. Thomson

J. J. Thomson, English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), dies at 83

1940 Highlights

About August 30, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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