On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1940

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJohn Lewis

John Lewis, American politician (Rep-D-Georgia) and prominent civil rights leader (Big Six), born in Troy, Alabama (d. 2020)

Civil Rights Leader and Congressman John Lewis
Civil Rights Leader and Congressman
John Lewis
  • Peter Gethin, British racing driver
  • Peter McEnery, England, actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners)
1940 Highlights

About February 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces