On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 1940

Historical Events

  • 1st edition of illegal "The Truth" publishes
  • Romania signs Tripartite Pact

Famous Birthdays

  • Luis Tiant, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1968, 74, 76), born in Marianao, Cuba

Famous Weddings

David Lean

Film director David Lean (32) weds actress Kay Walsh (29)

Guy Gibson

RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth’s Anglican Church


Famous Deaths

  • Catharina van Rennes, Dutch composer, dies at 82
1940 Highlights

About November 23, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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