On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1940

'Hitler Will Have to Break Us or Lose the War'

Historical Events

  • 3rd NFL All Star Game: Chicago Bears beats NFL All-Stars, 28-14
  • Worst German air raid on London as over 10,000 bombs including the 1st incendiary bombs are dropped on the city as part of the Blitz

Famous Birthdays

  • Brigitte Kronauer, German author (The Scheik of Aachen), born in Essen, Germany
  • Peter Koelewijn, Dutch rock musician and songwriter ("Get Off That Roof"), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
1940 Highlights

About December 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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