On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1940

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon


Famous Deaths


Person of interestLillian 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

Nurse and Social Activist Lillian Wald
Nurse and Social Activist
Lillian Wald

1940 Highlights

About September 1, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo