On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1940

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Bennett, English rock drummer (Shadows), born in 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? 80 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius