What happened this day in history October 9, 1940

What are the important events that happened on October 9, 1940? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 9, 1940: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 9, 1940 is the 283rd day of the year 1940 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 26, 1940 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaoctacontatrigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $267.68. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dragon is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 9, 1940 Historical Events

  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Britain – During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London, England is hit by a bomb.

Who were born on October 9, 1940?

  • 1940
    Gordon Humphrey, American politician
  • 1940
    Joe Pepitone, American baseball player
  • 1940
    John Lennon, British musician and songwriter (The Beatles) (d. 1980)

Who died on October 9, 1940?

  • 1940
    Wilfred Grenfell, English medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1865).

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