On This Day

What Happened on March 10, 1940

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
  • Joe Bugel, American football coach (offensive line Washington Redskins 'Hogs', Super Bowl 1982, 87; Phoenix Cardinals, Oakland Raiders), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Blokkade, Ghetto, Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
  • Mikhaïl Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)
1940 Highlights

About March 10, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces