On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Carter, English novelist (Magic Toyshop) and journalist, born in Eastbourne, England (d. 1992)
  • Armando Krieger, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jerry Harkness, American College Basketball HOF point guard (Loyola [Illinois]; New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2021)
  • Jim Connors, American Radio personality, born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (d. 1987)
  • John Irvin, English actor (Moment in Time), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
  • Mike Gillespie, American college baseball coach (College World Series 1998, Collegiate Coach of the Year 1998, USC), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • George Lansbury, British politician, Labour Party Leader and pacifist, dies at 81
1940 Highlights

About May 7, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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