On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1940

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJ. J. Thomson

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

Physicist J. J. Thomson
J. J. Thomson

1940 Highlights

About August 30, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo