On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Cowper, Australian cricket batsman (27 Tests, 5 x 100s, TS 307 v England 1966; Victoria CA, WA CA), born in Melbourne Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Ballington Booth, English Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher and politician, dies at 81
  • Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican classical violinst, conductor, and composer (Cuauhnáhuac; Planos), dies of pneumonia at 40
1940 Highlights

About October 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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