On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1940

Historical Events

  • 12 German aircraft shot down above England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in the Alps

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • French Vichy regime proclaims end of "Statute of the Jews"

Famous Birthdays

  • Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist
  • Silvio Marzolini, Argentine soccer defender (28 caps; Boca Juniors), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2020)
  • Vic Hadfield, Canadian ice hockey left wing (1,004 NHL games; NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Oakville, Ontario
1940 Highlights

About October 4, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra