What Happened on October 1, 1940

Historical Events

  • Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens

Famous Birthdays

  • John Schuerholz Jr., American Baseball HOF executive (GM Kansas City Royals, World Series 1985; GM Atlanta Braves World Series 1995), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Richard F Pieternella, Dutch Antilles' minister plenipotentiary
Born in 1940
1940 Highlights

About October 1, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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