What Happened on January 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
  • Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • Athol Guy, Australian singer, member of The Seekers
  • General Sir Michael Rose, UK military officer, prominent in Bosnia
  • Michael O'Donoghue, Sauquoit, New York, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged)
  • Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician

Famous Deaths

  • Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
  • Tina Modotti, Italian artist and activist, dies at 45