On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1940

Historical Events

  • "Double or Nothing", a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net

Historic Event

1st US merchant ship "Booker T. Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware

Film Release

Musical film "Strike Up the Band" starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland opens


Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Knapp, British trade unionist (National Union of Railwaymen) (d. 2001)
  • Mike Eischeid, American NFL punter (Oakland Raiders), born in Orange City, Iowa
  • Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer-songwriter (I giorni dell'arcobaleno), born in Zapponeta, Italy
1940 Highlights

About September 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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