On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)
  • Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)
  • Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate
  • Helmut Jahn, German architect

Famous Deaths

  • Conrad Weiss, German writer and poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59
1940 Highlights

About January 4, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn