On This Day

What Happened on February 4, 1940

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestGeorge A. Romero

George A. Romero, American-Canadian director (Night of the Living Dead), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2017)

  • John Schuck, American actor (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Theodore "Ted" Stanley, American anesthesiologist and medical entrepreneur (created the fentanyl lollipop), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)
1940 Highlights

About February 4, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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