On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1940

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Cole Porter's musical "Panama Hattie" opens at 46th Street Theatre, NYC; runs 501 performances

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter

Film release premierFilm Premier

Film premiere of "One Night in the Tropics" first film for Abbott and Costello Paterson New Jersey.

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor Bud Abbott
Comedian and Actor
Bud Abbott

1940 Highlights

About October 30, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio