On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1940

Historical Events

  • National Football League Championship, Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Chicago Bears beat Washington Redskins, 73-0; most one-sided victory in NFL history; first NFL title game broadcast on national radio

Famous Birthdays

  • Brant Alyea, American baseball player
  • Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who & the Daleks), born in Worthing, Sussex, England

Famous Deaths

  • George Exton Lloyd, Anglican Bishop and theologian (b. 1861)
1940 Highlights

About December 8, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius