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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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Goodfellas

Goodfellas

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Country: United States of America

Memento

Memento

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Intersection

Intersection

Directed by: Tim French

Starring: Hoyt Richards, Anabella Casanova, Johnny Williams, Bonnie Hellman

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America