On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1940

Historical Events

Music releaseTheater Premiere

"The Fifth Column", a play by Ernest Hemingway and adapted by Benjamin Glazer premieres in NYC courtesy of the Theater Guild

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Ind, Bishop-designate (Truro)
  • Braulio Baeza, jockey (National Horse Racing Hall of Famer)
  • James Caan, American actor (Misery, The Godfather), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestNancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi, American politician (Rep-D-California 1987-), 1st female Speaker of the House (2007-11, 2019-), born in Baltimore, Maryland

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
  • Rod Lauren, rocker (If I Had a Girl)
  • Servaes Huys, Dutch politician (PvdA)

Famous Deaths

  • Spyridon Louis, Greek distance runner (winner first modern Olympics marathon 1896), dies at 67
1940 Highlights

About March 26, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries