On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1940

Historical Events

  • Japanese troops attack French Indo-China
  • Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire factory in Woolston, Southampton for second time, 30 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Maloney, American football coach (Syracuse University 1974-1980), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48
  • William Henry Davies, Welsh poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp), dies at 69
1940 Highlights

About September 26, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra