What Happened on March 15, 1940

Historical Events

Goering Smelts the Bells

Hermann Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Dobson, British politician
  • Margo Coleman, American advice columnist
  • Phil Lesh [Chapman], American rock bassist (Grateful Dead - "Box of Rain"), born in Berkeley, California
  • Vladislovas Česiūnas, Lithuanian sprint canoeist (Olympic gold USSR C-2 1000 1972; 4 x World C'ship gold), born in Vyšnialaukiai, Lithuania (d. 2023)
Born in 1940

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Marr, Australian cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies at 77
1940 Highlights

About March 15, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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