On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1940

Historical Events

  • Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst
  • Pietro Badoglio resigns as viceroy of Ethiopia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Leonhart, American session and touring jazz and pop double bassist and songwriter (The Bass Lesson), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Lawrence Bergman, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895), dies
1940 Highlights

About December 6, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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