On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenyan athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m 1968, 3k steeplechase 1972), born in Kipsamo, Kenya
  • Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (BDO World Champion 1978), born in Ynysybwl, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2003)
  • Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, South African poet (Fireflames)
1940 Highlights

About January 17, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn