What Happened on December 9, 1940

Historical Events

  • British assault on Benghazi, Libya: first major allied offensive in North Africa
  • Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
  • South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
1940 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Sammy Strain, American pop and R&B singer (Little Anthony & The Imperials, 1958–72; 1992–2005 - "Hurt So Bad"; The O'Jays, 1975–1992 - "Use Ta Be My Girl"), born in Brooklyn, New York
Born in 1940

Famous Deaths

  • Pietro Maletti, Italian major-general, died in battle in North Africa at the age of 60

About December 9, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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