On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Karel Vachek, Czech director (Moravska Hellas, Elective Affinities), born in Tišnov, Czech Republic
  • Larry Knechtel, American session piano and bass player (Simon and Garfunkel; Johnny Rivers), born in Bell, California (d. 2009) [1]
  • Timi Yuro [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of Revisionist Zionism, dies
1940 Highlights

About August 4, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo