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)

Person of interestJoe Pepitone

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

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone

Person of interestJohn Lennon

John Lennon, English musician and member of The Beatles (Imagine), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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? 80 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra