On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler, born in Brynmawr, Brecknockshire, Wales
  • Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager, born in Moscow
  • Peter Pohl, Swedish writer, born in Hamburg, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Kubelik, Czech composer, dies at 60
  • Mordechai Frizis, Jewish Greek military officer (b. 1893)
  • Wilfred Lucas, Canadian actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford), dies at 69
1940 Highlights

About December 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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