On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Cowper, Australian cricketer (307 v England at the MCG 1966), born in Melbourne, Victoria, 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 composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40
1940 Highlights

About October 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra