On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"The Grapes of Wrath", directed by John Ford and based on John Steinbeck's novel of the same name, starring Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell, is released

Actor Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
Author John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck

Famous Birthdays

  • Flip Buurmeijer, Dutch politician (PvdA)

Famous Deaths

  • Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52