On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony "Skooter" Teague, American screen and stage actor (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; No, No, Nanette), born in Jacksboro, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Brian Josephson, Welsh physicist (Nobel Prize, 1973), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate, years), born in Ganzhou, China
  • Helmut Jahn, German-American architect who designed the O'Hare United Airlines Terminal and the Thompson Center in Chicago and One Liberty Place in Philadelphia, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 2021) [1] [2]

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? 81 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn