What Happened on March 7, 1940

Historical Events

  • Montreal Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home

Sports History

Ray Steele beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel J Travanti, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Capt. Frank Furillo"), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Harald Gerlach, German writer, born in Bolesławiec, Poland (d. 2001)
  • Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader (Glasnost Berlin)
  • Viktor Savinykh, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-4, T-13, TM-5), born in Berezkiny, Kirov

Famous Weddings

Oliver Hardy

Comedian Oliver Hardy (48) marries film assistant Virginia Lucille Jones (30)

Famous Deaths

  • Edwin Markham, American poet (1st winner of American Academy of Poets Award 1937), dies at 87
1940 Highlights

About March 7, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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