On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1940

Historical Events

  • Foreign correspondents in Netherlands subjected to censorship

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus, American golfer (18 major titles, 73 PGA Tour titles), born in Columbus, Ohio

  • Robin Russell, 14th Duke of Bedford, English peer (Woburn Abbey, Country House TV series), born at the Ritz, London (d. 2003)
1940 Highlights

About January 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius