On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1940

Historical Events

  • "Double or Nothing", a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net
  • "Strike Up the Band" opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Knapp, trade unionist
  • John Dawes, rugby coach
  • Mike Eischeid, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
1940 Highlights

About September 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra