On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1940

Historical Events

  • Dutch submarine departs Dundee

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected President of the United States for an unprecedented third term, defeating Republican candidate Wendell Willkie

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Washington Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Elke Sommer [Elke Schletz], German actress (A Shot in the Dark, The Oscar), born in Berlin, Germany

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries journalist Martha Gellhorn

1940 Highlights

About November 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio