On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1940

Historical Events

  • Eggs & cake rationed in Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Delbert McClinton, American singer (Gonna Find a Good Woman), born in Lubbock, Texas

Famous Divorces

Ernest Hemingway

American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway divorces 2nd wife Pauline Pfeiffer

Famous Deaths

Manuel Azaña

Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), dies of a heart attack at 60 while in exile in France

1940 Highlights

About November 4, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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