On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star"

Famous Birthdays

  • Denis Law, Scottish footballer (Manchester United, Manchester City), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70), born in Louisville, Kentucky, (d. 2014)
  • Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
  • Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam)