On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1940

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"The Great Dictator", a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin released

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • -16] Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed
  • London's Waterloo Station bombed by German luftwaffe

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter C. Doherty, Australian immunologist and veterinary surgeon (Nobel 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
1940 Highlights

About October 15, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra