On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Lawrence Bergman, Quebec politician
  • Steve Alaimo, rocker (Mashed Potatoes), born in Rochester, New York

Famous Deaths

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