What Happened on July 4, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Rowberry, English rocker (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun), born in Nottingham, England (d. 2003)
  • Karolyn Grimes, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life, The Bishop's Wife), born in Hollywood, California
  • Walter Greenman, horse trainer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Actress Gertrude Lawrence (42) weds theater owner Richard Aldrich

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence