On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Notkoff, American rock and blues violinist (Crazy Horse; The Rockets), born in New York City (d. 2018) [1]
  • Mani Neumeier, German musician (Guru Guru), born in Munich, Germany
  • Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, born in Leningrad
  • Tim Considine, American actor (Mike-My 3 Sons), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

Bette Davis

Actress Bette Davis (32) weds New England innkeeper Arthur Farnsworth at 15,000-acre ranch in Lake Montezuma, Arizona

1940 Highlights

About December 31, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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