On This Day

What Happened on March 10, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestChuck Norris

Chuck Norris [Carlos Ray], American martial arts actor (Missing in Action), born in Ryan, Oklahoma

  • David Rabe, Dubuque Iowa, playwright (Streamers)
  • Dean Torrence, surf music singer (Jan & Dean-Little Old Lady), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Francis Schwartz, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Blokkade, Ghetto, Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
  • Mikha├»l Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)