On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1940

Historical Events

  • 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium
  • J Thurber & E Nugent's "Male Animal" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Downing, American rockabilly piano player and singer (Big Al & The Chartbusters), born in Centralia, Oklahoma (d. 2005)
  • Barbara Buczek, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1993)
  • Jimmy Boyd, American singer ("I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"), and actor (Bachelor Father - "Howard"), born in Jayess, Mississippi (d. 2009)
  • Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss politician, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland
1940 Highlights

About January 9, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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