On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • Paul [Ray Hildebrand], American singer (Paul & Paula), born in Joshua, Texas

Famous Deaths


Person of interestF. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44


1940 Highlights

About December 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius