On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1940

Historical Events

  • Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR
  • Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire factory in Southampton

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara "Bibs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Yves Navarre, French writer (Le Jardin d'acclimatation), born in Condom, France (d. 1994)
1940 Highlights

About September 24, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra