On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1940

Historical Events

  • CBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB
  • Gerbrandy becomes premier of Dutch government in exile

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nazi collaborator Mussert puts the fate of Netherlands in Hitler's hands

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

1940 Highlights

About September 4, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo