On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1940

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Luftwaffe attacks central London
  • Samuel T Rayburn of Texas elected speaker of US House of Representatives
  • St Louis Browns Johnny Lucadello is 2nd to HR from each side of plate
1940 Highlights

About September 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo