What Happened on September 16, 1940

Historical Events

Leo Durocher Suspended

Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot"

  • Luftwaffe attacks central London
  • Samuel Rayburn of Texas elected speaker of US House of Representatives
  • St Louis Browns Johnny Lucadello is 2nd to HR from each side of plate

1st US Peacetime Draft

US President FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act - 1st US peacetime draft

1940 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lisle Atkinson, American jazz double-bassist (Nina Simone; Betty Carter; Neo-Bass Ensemble), born in New York City (d. 2019)
Born in 1940

About September 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 83 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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