On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1940

Historical Events

  • Richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published

Famous Birthdays

  • David Broome, Show Jumper (world champ-1970)
  • Ralph Towner, rocker (Oregon)
  • Robert Grossman, American illustrator, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (Truth and Justice), dies at 62
  • Josef Swickard, German actor (The Wizard of Oz; Lost City; A Tale of Two Cities), dies at 73
1940 Highlights

About March 1, 1940

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

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