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), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)

Person of interestPele

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

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele

1940 Highlights

About October 23, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio