What Happened on February 2, 1940

Historical Events

Music History

Frank Sinatra performs at the Lyric Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana, his first as featured singer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

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
Born in 1940

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? 83 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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