On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1940

Historical Events

  • Beginning of the Blitz as the German Luftwaffe bomb London for the 1st of 57 consecutive nights losing 41 bombers as the Nazis prepare to invade Britain
  • Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.

Famous Birthdays

  • Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia, born in Denanyar, East Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 2009)
  • Dario Argento, Italian director (Creepers, Deep Red, Tenebrae), born in Rome, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies
1940 Highlights

About September 7, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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