On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1940

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Sports History

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

  • 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? 81 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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