On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1940

Historical Events

  • Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series
  • World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce F. Vento, American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1977- ), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2000)
  • Dino Valenti [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • Richard H. Stallings, American politician (Rep-D-ID, 1985- ), born in Ogden, Utah
1940 Highlights

About October 7, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra