On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1940

Historical Events

  • Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island
  • German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Name [William Linich Jr.], American photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 2016)
  • Chet Walker, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1964, 66, 67, 70, 71, 73, 74; NBA C'ship 1967, Philadelphia 76ers; Chicago Bulls), born in Bethlehem, Mississippi
  • Johnson Mlambo, South African leader (Pan-African Congress), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Julian Chagrin, English mime & actor (Golddiggers), born in London, England
  • Larry Eisenhauer, American football defensive end (AFL All-Star 1962, 63, 64, 66; Boston Patriots), born in Hicksville, New York (d. 2020)
1940 Highlights

About February 22, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces