On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1940

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series
  • German troops occupies Romania

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78
1940 Highlights

About October 8, 1940

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

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra