On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1940

Historical Events

  • RAF drops 1st anti-nazi pamphlets on Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Ritter, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
  • Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • Geoffrey Boycott, cricketer (stoic England opener 1964-82)
  • Julie Parrish, Middlesboro Ky, actress (Good Morning World, Capitol)
  • Manfred Mann [Michael Lubowitz], British, rocker ("Mighty Quinn"; "Blinded By The Light"), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, Union of South Africa
  • Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964)

Famous Deaths

  • William G. Conley, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1866)
1940 Highlights

About October 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra