On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1940

Famous Weddings

Harry Morgan

Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon

Famous Deaths

Lillian Wald

Lillian Wald, American pioneering nurse and social activist who started American community nursing with the Henry Street Settlement in NYC, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 73

1940 Highlights

About September 1, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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