On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1940

Historical Events

  • Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  • VARA-management accepts Rost of Tonningens demands

Famous Birthdays

  • Denis Menke, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1969, 70; Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds), born in Bancroft, Iowa (d. 2020)
  • James Clyburn, American politician (Rep-D-South Carolina 1993-) House Majority Whip, born in Sumter, South Carolina
1940 Highlights

About July 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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