On This Day

January 5, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
  • Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia

Birthdays in History

  • Michael Rose, British army officer, born in British India
  • Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician, born in Novosibirsk, Russia

Deaths in History

  • Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
  • Tina Modotti, Italian artist and activist, dies at 45