On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1940

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Rebecca" based on the book by Daphne du Maurier, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine premieres in Miami, Florida (Best Picture 1941)


Famous Birthdays

  • Solomon Burke [McDonald], American soul singer (Cy to Me), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
1940 Highlights

About March 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries