On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1940

Historical Events

  • 17 German aircraft shot down over England
  • British Council receives Royal Charter
  • British liner Empress, loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk

Famous Birthdays

  • Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2015)
  • Lord Davies, British engineer and chairman (Welsh National Opera)
1940 Highlights

About October 2, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra