On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1940

Historical Events

  • The Blitz: Luftwaffe bombs Bristol city centre, killing 200 people in the first German raid on the city

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Paul Tagliabue, American NFL commissioner, born in Jersey City, Jersey
  • Wendell Morris Logan, American composer (Oberlin Conservatory of Music), born in Thomson, Georgia (d. 2010)

Famous Deaths

  • James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish unionist politician and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1921-1940), dies of natural causes at 69
  • Saionji Kinmochi, Japanese politician (Prime Minister of Japan 1906-1908, 1911-1912), dies at 90
1940 Highlights

About November 24, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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