On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1940

Historical Events

  • Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 2-1 at Crosley Field for 4 games to 3 series win; Reds second championship
  • German troops occupies Romania

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Cash, American soul singer (Impressions -"People Get Ready"), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Emden, Swiss astronomer and astrophysicist (Gaskugeln), dies at 78
1940 Highlights

About October 8, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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