On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1940

Historical Events


Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Adolf Hitler meets the Head of the French State Marshal Philippe Pétain

French General Philippe Pétain
French General
Philippe Pétain
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball
  • Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants
  • US Fair Labor Standards of 1938 comes into effect - minimum wage, 44 hr week

Famous Birthdays

  • David Sainsbury, English billionaire and founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism) dies at 75
  • Victor Hollaender, German composer, dies at 74
1940 Highlights

About October 24, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio