On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1940

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2000)
  • David Jason, English actor
  • Thomas M[ichael] Disch, American sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
  • Wayne Fontes, American football coach

Famous Deaths

  • Vsevolod Meyerhold [Karl Kasimir Theodor], Russian theatrical director and actor (Houligan), executed during the Great Purge at 65
1940 Highlights

About February 2, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius