On This Day

What Happened on November 13, 1940

Historical Events

Film Premiere

Walt Disney's animated film "Fantasia", starring Leopold Stokowski, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mickey Mouse, and ballet dancing hippopotamuses, premieres at the Broadway Theatre, New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • (Justine) "Baby" Washington, American soul singer ("That's How Heartaches Are Made"; "Only Those in Love"), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
  • Daniel Pilon, Canadian actor, (Ryan's Hope; Dallas), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2018)
  • Jack Birkenshaw, English cricketer (England off-spinner 1973-74), born in Rothwell, England
  • Joan Haanappel, Dutch figure skater and sports reporter, born in The Hague, Netherlands
1940 Highlights

About November 13, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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