On This Day

What Happened on September 22, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Karina, Danish French 'New Wave' actress (Alphaville), born in Solbjerg, Denmark (d. 2019)
  • Edward Boguslawski, Polish composer, born in Chorzów, Poland (d. 2003)
  • Li Zhensheng, Chinese photographer during the Cultural Revolution, born in Dalian, China (d. 2020)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

"Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves (26) weds Ellanora Needles at the Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel, California

1940 Highlights

About September 22, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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