On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1940

Historical Events

  • 39.4 cm rainfall at Sapulpa, Oklahoma (state record)

Historic Event

Adolf Hitler orders an invasion of Great Britain for Sept 21 (Operation Seelöwe/Sealion)

  • Dutch government in exile of Gerbrandy forms in London
  • Sicherheits police bans Free masons, Rotary & Red Cross
  • US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease

Famous Birthdays

  • Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and writer, born in Montevideo
  • Pauline Collins, English actress (Shirley Valentine), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Vilhelm Ekelund, Swedish poet and writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59
1940 Highlights

About September 3, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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