On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Gordon J. Humphrey, US Senator (R) New Hampshire (1979-90), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, born in Paderborn, Germany (d. 2010)

Joe Pepitone

Joe Pepitone, American baseball 1st baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York

John Lennon

John Lennon, British rock singer-songwriter (The Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever"; "Help!"; solo - "Imagine"; "Grow Old With Me"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)


Famous Deaths

  • Wilfred Grenfell, British medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador, dies at 75
1940 Highlights

About October 9, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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