What Happened on October 24, 1940

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

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

  • 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? 82 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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