On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1940

Historical Events

  • Balham tube station in London is bombed by the German Luftwaffe during the Blitz, killing 64-66 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Timothy, Welsh actor (All Creatures Great & Small), born in Bala, Wales

Person of interestCliff Richard

Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist (Suddenly), born in Lucknow, India

  • J. C. Snead, American golfer (8 PGA Tour titles; Masters 1973 runner-up), born in Hot Springs, Virginia
  • Pat Finley, American actress (Ellen Hartley-Bob Newhart Show), born in Asheville, North Carolina
1940 Highlights

About October 14, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra