On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1940

Historical Events

  • CFL Grey Cup (Game 2), Lansdowne Park, Ottawa: Ottawa beats Toronto Balmy Beach, 12-5
  • North Africa: British counter offensive under general O'Connor
  • The first prototype Fairey Barracuda flew

Famous Birthdays

  • Kumar Shahani, Indian writer and director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan), born in Larkana, Sindh
  • Stan Boardman, English comedian, born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo remarry in San Francisco (divorced 1939)

Painter Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera
Painter Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo
1940 Highlights

About December 7, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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