On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1940

Historical Events

  • General Winckelman replaces Gen Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Glenn Miller and his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller

Famous Birthdays

  • H. R. Giger, Swiss artist and special effects designer (Alien), born in Zürich (d. 2014)
1940 Highlights

About February 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius