On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1940

Historical Events

  • NBC performs the first inter-city television broadcast from its station in New York City to another in Schenectady, New York by General Electric relay antennas.
  • Soviet Union begins new offensive against Finland

Famous Birthdays

  • Bibi Besch, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Hervé Filion, Canadian harness racing driver (World Driving C'ship 1970; Harness Tracks of America Driver of the Year 1969-74, 76, 78, 81, 89), born in Angers, Quebec (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Philip Francis Nowlan, American sci-fi writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
1940 Highlights

About February 1, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius