On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1940

Historical Events

  • Due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps
  • Lithuania becomes Lithuanian SSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Susan Howatch, English author, born in Leatherhead, England

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Howell, Australian cricketer (18 Tests for Aust 1898-1905), dies at 70
1940 Highlights

About July 14, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer