On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1940

Historical Events

  • -27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dutch artist Piet Mondrian leaves Europe for New York, where he lives for the rest of his life

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dutch nazi collaborator Mussert's 1st meeting with Adolf Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Michel Temer [Michel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia], Brazilian lawyer and 37th President of Brazil (2016-18), born in Tietê, Brazil
  • Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Iranian classical singer, born in Mashhad, Iran (d. 2020)
  • Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, born in Washington D. C. (d. 2002)
1940 Highlights

About September 23, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra