On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1940

Historical Events

  • Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Zschau, American politician (Rep-R-CA, 1983- ), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Laudir de Oliveira, Brazilian percussionist (Chicago), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2017)
  • Penny Lernoux, American journalist, born in California (d. 1989)
  • Van McCoy, American musician and songwriter (The Hustle), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1979)
1940 Highlights

About January 6, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn