On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1940

Historical Events

  • Secretary of War Henry L Stimson draws the 1st number - #158 - in the 1st peacetime military draft in US history

Famous Birthdays

  • Connie Mack III, American politician (U.S. Senator from Florida), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Frida Boccara, French singer, born in Casablanca, French Morocco (d. 1996)
  • Galen Weston, English-Canadian multi-millionaire industrialist, born in Marlow, England
  • José Ulises Macías Salcedo, Catholic bishop, born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico
1940 Highlights

About October 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio