What Happened on September 9, 1940

Historical Events

  • 28 German aircraft shot down above England

US Men's Tennis Open

US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Donald McNeill beats fellow American Bobby Riggs 4-6, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 for his second major singles title

US Open Women's Tennis

US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs 6-2, 6-3 for her third US singles title


Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Negroni, American pop vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
1940 Highlights

About September 9, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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