On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician

Famous Weddings

  • Archibald Campbell Mzoliza Jordan, Xhosa writer, linguist and academic and outspoken critic of the South African National Party government's Bantu Education policy, marries Priscilla Phyllis Ntantla.
1940 Highlights

About January 2, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn