On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1940

Historical Events

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park dedicated

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Hershey CC: Byron Nelson wins his first PGA C'ship, beating Sam Snead 1 up in the Monday 36-hole final

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead

Famous Birthdays

  • Beverly Sanders, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey), born in Hollywood, California
  • Harry Northup, American actor (The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)
  • Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist
1940 Highlights

About September 2, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo