On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Ventura [Juan de Dios Ventura] Dominican singer, merengue and salsa bandleader (“Patacon Pisao”), and politician (Mayor of Santiago, 1998-2002), born in La Vega, Dominican Republic (d. 2021)
  • Leslie Isben Rogge, one of FBI's most wanted
  • Susan Clark, actress (Night Moves, Webster), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Theo Laseroms [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1940 Highlights

About March 8, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces