What Happened on December 25, 1940

Historical Events

Cricket History

Cricket master batsman Don Bradman is dismissed for a Xmas Day first ball duck (0) for South Australia v Victoria in a Sheffield Shield match at the Adelaide Oval

Music Premiere

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Pal Joey", starring Gene Kelly and Vivienne Segal, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (later transferring to Shubert, and then the St. James), NYC; runs for 374 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Frans Moor, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Pete Brown, British musician and lyricist (Cream - "I Feel Free"; "White Room"; "Sunshine of Your Love"), born in Ashtead, Surrey, England

Famous Deaths

  • Agnes Ayres [Hinkle], American silent screen actress (The Sheik; Souls at Sea), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 42
1940 Highlights

About December 25, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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