On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1940

Historical Events

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park dedicated

PGA 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

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, American rock vocalist ("Just A Dream"), born in Baton Rouge, louisiana
  • Mick Pyne, British touring and session jazz pianist (Tubby Hayes; Georgie Fame: Charlie Watts), born in Thornton Dale, North Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
1940 Highlights

About September 2, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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