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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 1940.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 1940: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1940?


Events

  • 01 Sep 1940 Gen George Marshall sworn in as Chief of Staff of US army
  • 02 Sep 1940 23rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey Country Club - Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • 03 Sep 1940 39.4 CM rainfall at Sapulpa Oklahoma (state record)
  • 04 Sep 1940 CBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB
  • 05 Sep 1940 WWII: Commerce raiding German auxiliary cruiser ''Komet'' enters the Pacific Ocean via the Bering Strait after crossing the Arctic Ocean from the North Sea with the help of Soviet icebreakers ''Lenin'', ''Stalin'', and ''Kaganovich''.
  • 06 Sep 1940 Crown Prince Michael succeeds Carol II as King of Romania
  • 07 Sep 1940 54th US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (62 63)
  • 09 Sep 1940 28 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 10 Sep 1940 Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb
  • 11 Sep 1940 54th Postmaster General: Frank C Walker of Pa takes office
  • 12 Sep 1940 4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings
  • 13 Sep 1940 Buckingham Palace destroyed by German bombs
  • 14 Sep 1940 German bomb hits shelter in Chelsea; 100s die
  • 15 Sep 1940 Chicago Tribune sponsors Ted Lyons Day (White Sox pitcher)
  • 16 Sep 1940 Dutch SS forms
  • 17 Sep 1940 Nazis deprive Jews of possessions
  • 18 Sep 1940 19 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 19 Sep 1940 Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance.
  • 24 Sep 1940 Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career home run.
  • 25 Sep 1940 German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling government
  • 26 Sep 1940 Airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed
  • 27 Sep 1940 55 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 28 Sep 1940 Bud Brennan, a fan at Memorial Stadium, races out of stands and attempts to tackle Tom Harmon at 3-yard line, Harmon easily evades Brennan
  • 29 Sep 1940 Double or Nothing, a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net
  • 30 Sep 1940 47 German aircrafts shot down above England

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Movies

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The Westerner

The Westerner

Release year: 1940

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone

Country: United States of America

King of the Royal Mounted

King of the Royal Mounted

Release year: 1940

Directed by: John English, William Witney

Starring: Allan Lane, Robert Strange, Robert Kellard, Lita Conway

Under Texas Skies

Under Texas Skies

Release year: 1940

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Robert Livingston, Bob Steele, Rufe Davis, Lois Ranson

Strike Up the Band

Strike Up the Band

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Paul Whiteman and Orchestra, June Preisser

That Gang of Mine

That Gang of Mine

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Clarence Muse, Dave O'Brien