On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1940

Historical Events

  • 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa
  • Dutch "Curfew" forms (12 AM - 4 AM)

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Sadler, American soldier, singer, and songwriter ("The Ballad Of The Green Berets"), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1989)
  • Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, 35th Chief Justice of India, born in Guna, Madhya Pradesh, India

Famous Weddings

Robert Oppenheimer

Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening

1940 Highlights

About November 1, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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