On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Sammy Strain, American singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle
1940 Highlights

About December 9, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius