On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1940

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)
  • John Lyall, English soccer manager (West Ham United 1974-89; FA Cup 1980), born in Ilford, England (d. 2006)
  • Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold 100kg 1972), born in Vişani, Romania (d. 2013)
  • Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
  • Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam)
1940 Highlights

About February 24, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces