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 singer ("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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer

1940 Highlights

About November 1, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio