On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 26th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Tennessee, 14-0
  • 6th Orange Bowl: #16 Georgia Tech beats #6 Missouri, 21-7
  • 6th Sugar Bowl: #1 Texas A&M beats #5 Tulane, 14-13

Famous Birthdays

  • Laszlo Sary, Hungarian composer, born in GyƑrasszonyfa
  • Richard Henry Orton, composer

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

68th Prime Minister of UK Harold Wilson (23) weds poet Mary Baldwin (23) in the chapel of Mansfield College, Oxford

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson

Famous Deaths

  • Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)