On This Day

What Happened on February 10, 1940

Historical Events

#1 in the Charts

"In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1

Film & TV History

"Tom & Jerry" cartoon created by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera debut by MGM

  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner

Famous Birthdays

  • Hamish Imlach, Scottish folk-comic singer-songwriter ("Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice"), born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1996)
  • Jimmy Merchant, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"), born in NYC, New York
  • Kenny Rankin, American singer-songwriter ("Peaceful"), born in Washington Heights, New York City (d. 2009)
  • Mary Rand, English field athlete (Olympic long jump gold 6.76m WR 1964), born in Wells, Somerset
  • Peter Middleton, CEO (Lloyd's)
1940 Highlights

About February 10, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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