On This Day

What Happened on March 14, 1940

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope
Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • Eleanor Fount, English actress (Women in Love, Bedazzled)
1940 Highlights

About March 14, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces