On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
  • Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)

Famous Deaths

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