On This Day

What Happened on March 14, 1940

Historical Events

Film Premier

"The Road to Singapore" directed by Victor Schertzinger starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, first of seven such films premieres

  • 27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Snyder, American college football coach (Utah State, California, Arizona State), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2009)
  • Eleanor Fount, English actress (Women in Love, Bedazzled)
1940 Highlights

About March 14, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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