On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 4 sets of brothers play in one NHL game when Chicago Blackhawks beat NY Rangers, 4-1; Lynn & Muzz Patrick and Neil & Mac Colville (Rangers); Max & Doug Bentley and Bob & Bill Carse (Chicago)

Famous Birthdays

  • Matthias Habich, actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu)
  • Mike Denness, cricketer (England batsman & captain mid-70s), (d. 2013)

Person of interestRichard Pryor

Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2005)

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • Ron Finn, NHL linesman, born in Toronto, Ontario