On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Graham McRae, New Zealand auto racer (Tasman Formula 5000 Series 1971, 72, 73; L&M Continental 5000 C'ship 1972), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2021)
  • Malcolm Hebden, English actor
  • Mary Rose Oakar, (Rep)

Famous Deaths

  • Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)
1940 Highlights

About March 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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