On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1940

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Bennett, British rock drummer (Shadows), born in Palmers Green, North London, England
  • J. M. Coetzee, South African novelist, born in Cape Town, South Africa
1940 Highlights

About February 9, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

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