On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1940

Historical Events

  • Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs
  • Italian troops under Marshal Graziani attack Egypt

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers; Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • Joyce Schouten, Dutch pop singer (Fouryo's)
  • Óscar Arias Sánchez, 40th & 45th President of Costa Rica (Nobel Peace Prize 1987), born in Heredia, Costa Rica
1940 Highlights

About September 13, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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