What Happened on September 14, 1940

Historical Events

  • German bomb hits shelter in Chelsea; hundreds die
  • US Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law)

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Brown, American NBA player and coach (NY Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Leo Ferrier, Surinamese writer (Atman), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
Born in 1940

Famous Deaths

  • Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory), dies at 61

About September 14, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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