What Happened on December 21, 1940

Famous Birthdays

Frank ZappaFrank Zappa (1940-1993)

American rock guitarist, composer, (Mothers of Invention - "Peaches en Regalia"; "Baby Snakes"), activist, and filmmaker (200 Motels), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Kálmán Sóvári, Hungarian soccer defender (17 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, VM Egyetértés), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • Paul [Ray Hildebrand], American singer (Paul & Paula), born in Joshua, Texas
  • Tony Rivers [Thompson], British pop singer and vocal arranger (Harmony Grass; Cliff Richard), born in Shildon, England
Born in 1940

Famous Deaths

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44

  • Hal Kemp, American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger and sweet jazz bandleader, dies as a result of a car accident at 36
1940 Highlights

About December 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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