On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Ellie Greenwich, American singer-songwriter ("Da Doo Ron Ron"; "Leader of the Pack"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers - "Ferry Cross The Mersey"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)


Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento], Brazilian footballer (Player of the Century; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games), born in Três Corações, Brazil

1940 Highlights

About October 23, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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