What Happened on March 16, 1940

Historical Events

  • German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Woolery, Ky, TV game show host (Love Connection)
  • Jan P. Pronk, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Jan Schaefer, Dutch asst secretary of state (PvdA)
  • Keith Rowe, English guitarist (AMM) and painter

Famous Deaths

Selma LagerlöfSelma Lagerlöf (1858-1940)

Swedish author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), dies at 81

1940 Highlights

About March 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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